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Archicladium Qian and Xiao 1984

Coeloscleritophora - Chancelloriida

PaleoDB taxon number: 7320

Synonym: Polycladium Qian and Xiao 1984 (taxon 182515)

Full reference: J. Qian and B. Xiao. 1984. An Early Cambrian small shelly fauna from Aksu-Wushi region, Xinjiang. Professional Papers of Stratigraphy and Palaeontology 13:65-90

Parent taxon: Chancelloriida according to J. J. Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aldania, Aldanospina, Chancelloriidae, Diplospinella, Elkanospina, Ginospina, Platyspinites, Sachitidae

Subtaxa: Archicladium tridactyles, Polycladium yurtusensis

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Type: Archicladium tridactyles

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder