Stereodictyum orthoplectum Finks 1960 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Stereodictyidae

Full reference: R. M. Finks. 1960. Late Paleozoic sponge faunas of the Texas region: The siliceous sponges. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 120(1):1-160

Belongs to Stereodictyum according to R. M. Finks 1960

Sister taxon: Stereodictyum proteron

Type specimen: USNM 127654. Its type locality is USNM701a2, Wolf Camp Hills, Glass Mountains, which is in an Asselian marine limestone in the Neal Ranch Formation of Texas.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Permian of United States (17: Texas collections)

• Carboniferous of Spain (1), United States (3: Texas)

Total: 21 collections each including a single occurrence

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