†family Hamptoniidae Laubenfels 1955 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Hamptoniidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Hamptonia Hamptoniella

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Type: Hamptonia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of Morocco (2 collections)

• Marjumian of United States (3: Utah)

• Cambrian of Australia (1), Canada (16: British Columbia), China (2), United States (3: Utah)

Total: 27 collections including 31 occurrences

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