Pirania auraeum Botting 2007 (demosponge)

Demospongiae - Protomonaxonida - Piraniidae

Full reference: J. P. Botting. 2007. "Cambrian" demosponges in the Ordovician of Morocco: Insights into the early evolutionary history of sponges. Geobios 40:737-748

Belongs to Pirania according to J. P. Botting 2007

Sister taxa: Pirania llanfawrensis, Pirania muricata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Zagora, Beni Zoli, which is in a Floian/Dapingian offshore siltstone/limestone in the Fezouata Formation of Morocco

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Morocco (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections including 3 occurrences

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