Verrucocoelia Etallon 1859 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Hexactinosa - Euretidae

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

See also Rigby and Mohanti 1993 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Dracospongia, Eurete, Heterochone, Linonema, Myliusia, Nemarete, Ordinatus, Periphragella, Pleurochorium, Polypyge, Pseudocavispongia, Radioplica, Ramispongia, Wapkiosa

Subtaxa: Verrucocoelia alpina Verrucocoelia biswasi Verrucocoelia patella Verrucocoelia tubulata Verrucocoelia verrucosa

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of India (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of France (2), Germany (1), Poland (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of France (2), Germany (4), Morocco (1), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (1)

Total: 18 collections including 29 occurrences

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