†family Microporellidae (bryozoan)

Gymnolaemata - Cheilostomata - Microporellidae

Parent taxon: Schizoporelloidea according to B. Berning 2006

See also Brown 1952, Brown 1958, Di Martino and Taylor 2015, Guha and Gopikrishna 2007, Pouyet 2000, Ulrich and Bassler 1904 and Zagorsek et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Actisecidae, Cheiloporinidae, Eminooeciidae, Illusiopora, Lacernidae, Lanceoporidae, Margarettidae, Myriaporidae, Ostrovskia, Petraliellidae, Petraliidae, Schizoporellidae, Stomachetosellidae, Vicidae

Subtaxa: Calloporina Diporula Fenestrulina Microporella

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Type: Microporella

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections), Greece (1), Italy (3), Mexico (1), New Zealand (4), United States (4: Virginia)

• Pliocene of Antarctica (1), Greece (1), New Zealand (5), Panama (1), Portugal (1), Spain (3)

• Miocene to Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Australia (2), the Czech Republic (6), Germany (1), Hungary (1), India (2), Indonesia (5), Morocco (2), New Zealand (1), Panama (2), Romania (1), Spain (8)

• Oligocene of New Zealand (2)

• Ordovician of United States (1: Tennessee)

Total: 64 collections including 105 occurrences

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