McKinney, Frank K. Department of Geology, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina.
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An extinct order of Bryozoa in the class Stenolaemata. Cryptostomes had basally attached, erect, calcified colonies made of sheets or delicate branches composed of short tubular or box-shaped feeding zooids (individual units that constitute these colonial organisms) and commonly extrazooidal skeletal deposits. See also: Bryozoa; Stenolaemata
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