Patellispongia robusta 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 Patellispongia according to M. S. Beresi and J. K. Rigby 1993

Sister taxa: Patellispongia alternata, Patellispongia argentina, Patellispongia attenuata, Patellispongia australis, Patellispongia brosiusae, Patellispongia mackenziensis, Patellispongia oculata, Patellispongia rugosa

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:

• Ordovician of Argentina (2 collections)

• Arenigian of Argentina (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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