Family Ancorinidae Schmidt 1870 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Ancorinida - Ancorinidae

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

Sister taxa: Geodiidae, Paelospongiidae

Subtaxa: Discispongia Stellettinae

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Portugal (1 collection)

• Eocene of United States (1: North Carolina)

• Paleocene to Eocene of New Zealand (1)

• Cretaceous of Germany (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of France (1), Germany (1), the Russian Federation (1)

Total: 9 collections including 12 occurrences

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