Lissocoelia Bassler 1927 (demosponge)

Demospongiae - Lithistida - Streptosolenidae

Full reference: R. S. Bassler. 1927. A new early Ordovician sponge fauna. Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 17(15):390-394

Parent taxon: Streptosolenidae according to J. K. Rigby and A. Desrochers 1995

See also Bassler 1927, Johns 1994 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Allosaccus, Antrospongia, Aulocopella, Aulocopium, Aulocopoides, Dendroclonella, Edriospongia, Eospongia, Gallatinospongia, Hudsonospongia, Orlinocyathus, Ozarkocoelia, Perissocoelia, Streptosolen, Verpaspongia, Wilbernicyathus

Subtaxa: Lissocoelia cylindrica Lissocoelia ramosa

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Type: Lissocoelia ramosa

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Ordovician of Argentina (1 collection), United States (2: Nevada, Utah)

• Chazy of Canada (4: Quebec)

• Whiterockian of United States (2: California)

• Arenigian of United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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