†family Leptomitidae De Laubenfels 1955 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Leptomitidae

Parent taxon: Protomonaxonida according to D. C. GarcĂ­a-Bellido et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Choiidae, Halichondritidae, Hamptoniidae, Hazeliidae, Lobatospongia, Piraniidae, Sollasellidae, Takakkawiidae, Tethyidae, Ulospongiellidae, Wapkiidae

Subtaxa: Leptomitella Leptomitus Paraleptomitella Wareiella

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (2: British Columbia collections)

• Marjumian of United States (3: Utah)

• Cambrian of Australia (1), Canada (17: Brithish Columbia, British Columbia), China (32), Spain (2), United States (4: Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont)

Total: 61 collections including 103 occurrences

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