Family Craticulariidae Rauff 1893 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae

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

See also Finks et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Casearia Caseariinae Conicospongia Cordiospongia Craticulariinae Ecblastesia Esfahanella Laocoetidinae Leptophragmatinae Paleocraticularia Periplectum Pleuroguettardia Polonospongia Urnospongia

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Algeria (2 collections), Panama (1)

• Oligocene of Costa Rica (1)

• Eocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Eocene of France (1), Italy (1), Spain (9), the United Kingdom (1), United States (9: Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (2), Australia (1), the Czech Republic (3), France (24), Germany (16), Poland (8), Spain (5), the United Kingdom (11)

• Jurassic of Argentina (2), France (3), Germany (19), Italy (1), Poland (15), Portugal (4), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (2), Spain (5)

• Triassic of Austria (1), China (2), Iran (4)

• Devonian of Poland (3)

Total: 159 collections including 368 occurrences

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