Rhopalocoelia rama Beresi and Rigby 1993 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae

Full reference: M. S. Beresi and J. K. Rigby. 1993. The Lower Ordovician sponges of San Juan, Argentina. Brigham Young University Geology Studies 39:1-63

Belongs to Rhopalocoelia according to M. S. Beresi and J. K. Rigby 1993

Sister taxa: Rhopalocoelia bachuensis, Rhopalocoelia clarkii, Rhopalocoelia kalpinensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Talacasto Gulch, which is in an Arenigian open shallow subtidal wackestone/lime mudstone in the San Juan Formation of Argentina

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Talacasto Gulch

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