†family Stellispongiidae De Laubenfels 1955 (calcareous sponge)

Calcarea - Calcaronea - Stellispongiidae

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

Sister taxa: Endostomatidae, Lelapiidae

Subtaxa: Holcospongiinae Stellispongiinae

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Type: Stellispongia

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (2 collections)

• Paleocene of United States (3: New Jersey)

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

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

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Austria (1)

• Jurassic of Austria (1), Canada (3: Nova Scotia), Eritrea (1), France (2), Germany (21), India (1), Iran (5), Italy (2), Poland (19), Portugal (5), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Triassic of Australia (1), Austria (19), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Germany (2), Greece (1), Hungary (2), India (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (4), Italy (25), Japan (1), Oman (1), Peru (2), Romania (1), Slovenia (2), Tajikistan (1), Thailand (1), Turkey (2), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (2: Alaska, Oregon)

• Permian of China (36), Croatia (2), Iran (1), Italy (1), Slovenia (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 217 collections including 418 occurrences

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