Leptomitus Walcott 1886 (demosponge)

Demospongiae - Protomonaxonida - Leptomitidae

Synonym: Tuponia Walcott 1920

Parent taxon: Leptomitidae according to D. C. GarcĂ­a-Bellido et al. 2007

See also Bambach et al. 2007, Finks et al. 2004, Rigby and Collins 2004 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Leptomitella, Paraleptomitella, Pseudoleptomitus, Wareiella

Subtaxa: Leptomitus conicus Leptomitus lineatus Leptomitus minor Leptomitus teretiusculus Leptomitus undulatus Leptomitus zitteli

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Delamaran of Canada (11: British Columbia collections)

• Cambrian of Canada (5: Brithish Columbia, British Columbia), China (21), Spain (2), United States (5: Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont)

Total: 44 collections including 45 occurrences

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