Brooksella Bassler 1941 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Protospongiidae

Synonym: Laotira Walcott 1896 [objective synonym]

Parent taxon: Protospongiidae according to C. N. Ciampaglio et al. 2006

See also Hantzschel 1975

Sister taxa: Acanthodictya, Actinodictya, Diagoniella, Gabelia, Heminectere, Hexatractiella, Hunanospongia, Iberospongia, Kiwetinokia, Megastylia, Metaxyspongia, Palaeosaccus, Plectoderma, Protospongia, Quadrolaminiella, Saetaspongia, Sanshapentella, Testiispongia, Triticispongia

Subtaxa: Brooksella alternata

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Type: Brooksella alternata

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Tremadoc of Argentina (1 collection)

• Delamaran of United States (2: Utah)

• Cambrian of United States (2: Georgia)

• Ediacaran of Namibia (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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