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Archaeocyathus (sponge)

Irregulares - Archaeocyathida

PaleoDB taxon number: 4439

Synonyms: Flindersicyathus Bedford and Bedford 1937 (no. 65182), Retecyathus Vologdin 1932 (no. 124323), Spirocyathus (no. 124698)

Parent taxon: Archaeocyathidae according to V. J. Okulitch 1950

Sister taxa: Araneocyathus, Archaeopharetra, Copleicyathus, Ethmophyllum, Metaldetes, Protopharetra

Subtaxa: Archaeocyathus abacus, Archaeocyathus atlanticus, Flindersicyathus aenigmatus, Flindersicyathus mcdamensis, Spirocyathus constrictus

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Type: Archaeocyathus atlanticus

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder