†family Choiidae Laubenfels 1925 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Choiidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Allantospongia Choia Choiaella Lenica

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Type: Choia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Devonian of Germany (1 collection)

• Ordovician of Morocco (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Marjumian of United States (3: Utah)

• Cambrian of Australia (1), Canada (12: British Columbia), China (24), Greenland (4), the Russian Federation (2), United States (7: Utah)

Total: 57 collections including 78 occurrences

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