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Namacalathus Grotzinger et al. 2000

PaleoDB taxon number: 85940

Full reference: J. P. Grotzinger, W. A. Watters, and A. H. Knoll. 2000. Calcified metazoans in thrombolite-stromatolite reefs of the terminal Proterozoic Nama Group, Namibia. Paleobiology 26(3):334-359

Parent taxon: Cnidaria according to J. P. Grotzinger et al. 2000

Sister taxa: Anthozoa, Aspidella, Ausia, Cloudinidae, Conulata, Cordilites, Crassitubus, Cyclozoa, Erniettamorpha, Escumasia, Haootia, Hiemalora, Hydroconozoa, Medusae, Medusozoa, Melanofurcata, Melanosteus, Melanostylus, Myxozoa, Olivooidae, Priscapennamarina, Quadratitubus, Ramellina, Ramitubus, Sinocyclocyclicus, Spatangopsis, Syringophyllum, Vauzutsubua, Xianguangia, Zolotytsia

Subtaxa: Namacalathus hermanastes

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder