Haplistion frustrum Rigby and Chatterton 1989 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Spirosclerophorida - Haplistiidae

Full reference: J. K. Rigby and B. D. E. Chatterton. 1989. Middle Silurian Ludlovian and Wenlockian sponges from Baillie-Hamilton and Cornwallis Islands, Arctic Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 391:1-69

Belongs to Haplistion according to J. K. Rigby and B. D. E. Chatterton 1989

Sister taxa: Haplistion aeluroglossa, Haplistion apletum, Haplistion arcticum, Haplistion armstrongi, Haplistion artiense, Haplistion creswelli, Haplistion cylindricum, Haplistion diactinum, Haplistion elongatum, Haplistion festningensis, Haplistion hadrum, Haplistion latituba, Haplistion macroporum, Haplistion megalochetus, Haplistion minutum, Haplistion orientale, Haplistion regularis, Haplistion skinneri, Haplistion sphaericum

Type specimen: Its type locality is Baillie-Hamilton Island, 402Y, which is in a Wenlock slope limestone/shale in the Cape Phillips Formation of Canada

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (3: Northwest Territories, Nunavut collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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