Perissocoelia Rigby and Webby 1988 (demosponge)

Demospongiae - Lithistida - Streptosolenidae

Full reference: J. K. Rigby and B. D. Webby. 1988. Late Ordovician sponges from the Malongulli Formation of central New South Wales, Australia. Palaeontographica Americana 56:1-147

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

See also Rigby and Webby 1988 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Perissocoelia gelasinina Perissocoelia habra Perissocoelia spinosa

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Type: Perissocoelia habra

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder


• Silurian of Canada (2: Nunavut collections)

• Ordovician of Australia (4)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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