is a primitive genus of the Class Eocrinoidea
, belonging to the early echinoderm
(Sprinkle 1973), dated from the Cambrian.G. ojenai
dates to the late Early Cambrian;
The species of Gogia
, like other eocrinoids, were not closely related to the true crinoids
, instead, being more closely related to the blastoids
is distinguished from sea lilies, and most other blastoids, in that the plate-covered body was shaped like a vase, or a bowling pin (with the pin part stuck into the substrate), and that the five ambulacra
were split into pairs of coiled or straight, ribbon-like strands.
As a whole, the Eocrinoids are regarded as basal blastozoans very close to the ancestry of the entire subphylum.