†family Docodermatidae Finks 1960 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Docodermatidae

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

Parent taxon: Dictyospongioidea according to R. M. Finks et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Dictyospongiidae, Stereodictyidae

Subtaxa: Acanthocoryna Carphites Docoderma Endoplegma

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Type: Docoderma

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of Mexico (1 collection), United States (7: Texas)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 9 collections including 17 occurrences

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