Casearia Quenstedt 1858 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae

Synonym: Monilispongia Wu and Xiao 1989

Parent taxon: Craticulariidae according to F. Amirhassankhani et al. 2014

See also Finks et al. 2004 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Caseariinae, Conicospongia, Cordiospongia, Craticulariinae, Ecblastesia, Esfahanella, Laocoetidinae, Leptophragmatinae, Paleocraticularia, Periplectum, Pleuroguettardia, Polonospongia, Urnospongia

Subtaxa: Casearia alpina Casearia articulata Casearia decursiva Casearia delijanensis Casearia iranica Casearia oblata Casearia vezvanensis

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Type: Spongia articulata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Panama (1 collection)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Jurassic of France (2), Poland (1)

• Triassic of Austria (1), China (2), Iran (3)

Total: 11 collections including 18 occurrences

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