Archaeoscyphia Hinde 1889 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae

Parent taxon: Anthaspidellidae according to R. M. Finks et al. 2004

See also Percival et al. 2001, Rigby and Desrochers 1995 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Amplaspongia, Annulospongia, Anthaspidella, Antrospongia, Archaeocyphia, Aulocopella, Aulocopoides, Australospongia, Calycocoelia, Canningella, Capsospongia, Cauliculospongia, Climacospongia, Cockbainia, Colinispongia, Dunhillia, Egania, Fieldospongia, Finksella, Fistulosospongia, Gleesonia, Incrassospongia, Incrustatospongia, Jereina, Jianghania, Malongullospongia, Multispongia, Multistella, Nevadocoelia, Palaeojerea, Patellispongia, Phacellopegma, Playfordiella, Protachilleum, Psarodictyum, Pseudomultistella, Pseudopalmatohindia, Rankenella, Rhodesispongia, Rhopalocoelia, Rugocoelia, Somersetella, Striataspongia, Stromatomorpha, Syringophyllum, Talacastonia, Vandonia, Velellospongia, Virgaspongia, Virgaspongiella, Yarrowigahia, Zittelella

Subtaxa: Archaeoscyphia alternata Archaeoscyphia annulata Archaeoscyphia attenuata Archaeoscyphia bassleri 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

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Type: Petraia minganensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Silurian of Canada (20: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec collections)

• Ordovician of Argentina (6), Australia (3), Canada (3: Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec), China (9), Norway (1), South Korea (4), United States (4: Nevada, Texas, Utah)

• Chazy of Canada (1: Quebec)

• Whiterockian of United States (2: California)

• Cassinian of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), United States (3: Oklahoma)

• Arenig of Argentina (4), Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), China (12), United States (7: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Arenigian of Argentina (2), South Korea (1), United States (1: Nevada)

• Canadian of United States (1: Maryland)

• Jefferson of United States (3: Oklahoma)

• Jeffersonian of Canada (1: Newfoundland), United States (14: Oklahoma, Texas)

Total: 104 collections including 125 occurrences

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