At one time cubozoans were placed within the class Scyphozoa (true jellyfishes), but recent research supports the Cubozoa at the class level. There is one order, Cubomedusae, with two families, Chirodropidae and Carybdeidae, and 19 described species. There is only one recognized fossil species, Anthracomedusa turnbulli, which was found near Chicago, Illinois, United States. This fossil dates from the Pennsylvanian age (323-290 million years ago), and with its square shape and clusters of tentacles, was likely within the family Chiro-dropidae.
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