Kiwetinokia Walcott 1920 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Protospongiidae

Considered a root tuft of Palaeosaccus

Parent taxon: Protospongiidae according to M. A. S. McMenamin 2008

See also Finks and Rigby 2004 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthodictya, Actinodictya, Brooksella, Diagoniella, Gabelia, Heminectere, Hexatractiella, Hunanospongia, Iberospongia, Megastylia, Metaxyspongia, Palaeosaccus, Plectoderma, Protospongia, Quadrolaminiella, Saetaspongia, Sanshapentella, Testiispongia, Triticispongia

Subtaxa: Kiwetinokia utahensis

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Solvan of Argentina (1 collection)

• Cambrian of Argentina (3), Italy (1), Mexico (2), United States (3: Utah)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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