Imbricatocoelia elongata Rigby et al. 1989 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Agelasida - Guadalupiidae

Synonyms: Cystospongia guangxiensis Wu 1991, Cystospongia quangxiensis Wu 1991

Full reference: J. K. Rigby, J. Fan, and W. Zhang. 1989. Sphinctozoan sponges from the Permian reefs of South China. Journal of Paleontology 63(4):404-439

Belongs to Imbricatocoelia according to O. Weidlich and B. Senowbari-Daryan 1996

See also Rigby et al. 1989, Rigby et al. 1994 and Wu 1991

Sister taxa: Imbricatocoelia guangnanensis, Imbricatocoelia irregulara, Imbricatocoelia lichatchevi, Imbricatocoelia obconica, Imbricatocoelia ramosa

Type specimens:

  • Imbricatocoelia elongata: IG 5040. Its type locality is Xiangbo reef, unit 34, Longlin County, which is in a Wordian reef, buildup or bioherm framestone in the Maokou Formation of China.
  • Cystospongia guangxiensis: xb36-4-17. Its type locality is Xiangbo reef 36-4, which is in a Wordian reef, buildup or bioherm bafflestone in China.
  • Cystospongia quangxiensis:

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Permian of China (4 collections), Italy (1), Oman (3)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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