Esfahanella Senowbari-Daryan and Amirhassankhani 2012 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae

Full reference: B. Senowbari-Daryan and F. Amirhassankhani. 2012. Chambered hexactinellid sponges from Upper Triassic (Norian-Rhaetian?) reefs of Nayband Formation in central Iran. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 118:247-260

Parent taxon: Craticulariidae according to B. Senowbari-Daryan and F. Amirhassankhani 2012

Sister taxa: Casearia, Caseariinae, Conicospongia, Cordiospongia, Craticulariinae, Ecblastesia, Laocoetidinae, Leptophragmatinae, Paleocraticularia, Periplectum, Pleuroguettardia, Polonospongia, Urnospongia

Subtaxa: Esfahanella magna Esfahanella parva

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Type: Esfahanella magna

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Delijan reefs, Delijan area, Central Iran (Triassic of Iran)

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