Archaeoscyphia bassleri Johns 1994 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae

Full reference: R. A. Johns. 1994. Ordovician lithistid sponges of the Great Basin. Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Open-File Report 94(1):1-156

Belongs to Archaeoscyphia according to R. A. Johns 1994

Sister taxa: Archaeoscyphia alternata, Archaeoscyphia annulata, Archaeoscyphia attenuata, Archaeoscyphia boltoni, Archaeoscyphia eganensis, Archaeoscyphia gislei, Archaeoscyphia mazourkaensis, Archaeoscyphia minganensis, Archaeoscyphia nana, Archaeoscyphia pannosa, Archaeoscyphia pulchra, Archaeoscyphia rectilinearis, Archaeoscyphia rossi, Archaeoscyphia scalaria, Archaeoscyphia tenuis, Archaeoscyphia undulata

Type specimen: Its type locality is Sunnyside sponge mounds, Egan Range, which is in an Arenigian intrashelf/intraplatform reef limestone in the Shingle Limestone Formation of Nevada

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Sunnyside sponge mounds, Egan Range

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