†family Euplectellidae Gray 1867 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lyssacinosa - Euplectellidae

Parent taxon: Lyssacinosida according to G. Worheide et al. 2012

See also Pisera and Busquets 2002

Sister taxa: Brachiospongioidea, Brevicirrus, Flexuospiculata, Leucopsacasiidae, Lumectospongiidae, Stauractinellidae, Proeuplectella, Colpospongia, Opeamorphus, Leucopsacidae, Pyritonema, Rossellidae, Acanthospongia, Calathospongia, Testispongia, Palaeosaccus, Oncosella, Rosella, Caulophacus, Crateromorpha, Lasiothrix, Foerstella, Regardrella, Euplectella, Malumispongium

Subtaxa: Acoelocalyx Arhoussia Corticulospongia Docosaccus Fiscella Guemeuria Heterotella Purisiphonia Regadrella Sheldonia Silesiaspongia Taegerinae Tagountia Tillichtia Walteria Walteriella

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Spain (2 collections)

• Eocene of Spain (1), United States (2: North Carolina)

• Paleocene to Eocene of New Zealand (1)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Denmark (1), Germany (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Jurassic of Morocco (5)

• Triassic of Poland (3), United States (7: Nevada, Utah)

• Silurian of Canada (1: Nunavut)

Total: 26 collections including 35 occurrences

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