Sryingophyllidae

Classification
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Tabulata
Family: Sryingophyllidae (Roemer, 1883)
Cincinnatian Genera: Calapoecia

Geologic Range
?Early Ordovician, Middle Ordovician – Early Silurian

Common Paleoecology
Sryingophyllidae is an extinct family of stationary epifaunal suspension feeders which have been interpreted to have hosted symbiotic algae in their tissues

Description of the Family

  • Corallite arrangement variable (cerioid, phacelocerioid, or tollinoid)
  • Tabularia communicating by nearly round interseptal spaces or tubes/channels
  • Septa short, stout

Published Descriptions

Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part F, 2 of 2 (1981):

  • Corallum cerioid, phacelocerioid or tollinoid ; tabularia communicating by more or less rounded interseptal spaces or by connecting canals or channels, or coenenchymal platforms; septa short, stout basally, each a palisade of subhorizontil to steeply inclined conjunct or discreet monacanths; tabulae horizontal except in Uralopora.

Calapoecia