Family Geodiidae Gray 1867 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Ancorinida - Geodiidae

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

See also Rigby and Smith 1992

Sister taxa: Ancorinidae, Paelospongiidae

Subtaxa: Erylus Geodia Geodiinae

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Type: Geodia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Portugal (1 collection), Slovakia (1), Spain (3)

• Oligocene of Norway (4)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (11), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Germany (2), Poland (1)

• Jurassic of Germany (1), Portugal (1), the United Kingdom (4)

Total: 31 collections including 33 occurrences

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