†family Anthaspidellidae Miller 1889 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Lithistida - Anthaspidellidae

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

See also Desrochers and James 1989 and Rigby and Desrochers 1995

Sister taxa: Anthracosyconidae, Astylospongiidae, Chiastoclonellidae, Streptosolenidae

Subtaxa: Amplaspongia Annulospongia Anthaspidella Antrospongia Archaeocyphia Archaeoscyphia Aulocopella Aulocopoides Australospongia Calycocoelia Canningella Capsospongia Cauliculospongia Climacospongia Cockbainia Colinispongia Dunhillia Egania Fieldospongia Finksella Fistulosospongia Gleesonia Incrassospongia Incrustatospongia Jereina Jianghania Malongullospongia Multispongia Multistella Nevadocoelia Palaeojerea Patellispongia Phacellopegma Playfordiella Protachilleum Psarodictyum Pseudomultistella Pseudopalmatohindia Rankenella Rhodesispongia Rhopalocoelia Rugocoelia Somersetella Striataspongia Stromatomorpha Syringophyllum Talacastonia Vandonia Velellospongia Virgaspongia Virgaspongiella Yarrowigahia Zittelella

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Indonesia (1 collection), Slovenia (1)

• Triassic of Australia (1), Austria (7), Hungary (1), India (1), Iran (1), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (5), Slovenia (8), Tajikistan (2), United States (7: Alaska, California, Nevada, Oregon)

• Permian of China (2), Italy (1), United States (12: Nevada, Texas, Wyoming), Venezuela (3)

• Carboniferous of United States (2: Arkansas, Oklahoma)

• Devonian of Australia (5), France (1)

• Silurian of Canada (32: Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec), Kazakhstan (1)

• Ordovician of Argentina (8), Australia (7), Canada (7: British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, Quebec), China (14), Norway (1), South Korea (4), United States (16: California, Iowa, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, Utah)

• Chazy of Canada (7: Quebec), United States (3: Vermont)

• Whiterockian of United States (10: California, Nevada)

• Arenig of Argentina (4), Canada (2: Newfoundland and Labrador), China (13), United States (8: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Cassinian of Canada (1: Newfoundland and Labrador), United States (3: Oklahoma)

• Arenigian of Argentina (2), Canada (1: Quebec), South Korea (1), United States (1: Nevada)

• Jeffersonian of Canada (1: Newfoundland), United States (14: Oklahoma, Texas)

• Canadian of United States (1: Maryland)

• Jefferson of United States (3: Oklahoma)

• Cambrian of Argentina (1), Australia (4), Canada (5: British Columbia), Iran (2), United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 240 collections including 427 occurrences

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