Order Stellispongiida Finks and Rigby 2004 (calcareous sponge)

Calcarea - Calcaronea

Full reference: R. M. Finks and J. K. Rigby. 2004. Hypercalcified sponges. Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology E revised(3):E585-E764

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

Sister taxa: Baerida, Leucosolenida, Lithonida, Sphaerocoeliida, Sycettida

Subtaxa: Endostomatidae Lelapiidae Stellispongiidae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of India (1 collection), Mexico (2)

• Paleocene of United States (3: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous to Paleogene of United States (1: New Jersey)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Austria (2), Chile (4), the Czech Republic (6), France (7), Germany (4), Mexico (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (5), the United Kingdom (3), United States (2: Arizona, Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Austria (1)

• Jurassic of Austria (1), Canada (3: Nova Scotia), Eritrea (1), France (2), Germany (23), India (1), Iran (6), Italy (2), Poland (19), Portugal (11), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Triassic of Australia (1), Austria (20), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Germany (2), Greece (1), Hungary (2), India (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (4), Italy (27), Japan (1), Oman (1), Peru (2), Romania (1), Slovenia (3), Tajikistan (1), Thailand (1), Turkey (2), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (4: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon)

• Permian of China (37), Croatia (2), Iran (1), Italy (2), Slovenia (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 244 collections including 513 occurrences

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