Order Lyssakida Zittel 1877 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lyssakida

Parent taxon: Hexactinellida according to G. A. Brock and B.J. Cooper 1993

See also Henningsmoen 1958

Sister taxa: Acanothyra, Amphidiscophora, Amphidiscosa, Antrispongia, Australispongia, Azyrtalia, Baccispongia, Bothroconis, Chelispongia, Chirospongia, Crucispongia, Diplopleura, Farreopsis, Gonamispongia, Hemidiagoniella, Hemidiscosa, Hexasterophora, Hintzesnonaia, Hodsia, Innaecoeliida, Kometia, Konyrium, Krainerella, Lychniscosa, Lysactinella, Lyssacinosa, Nephelispongia, Pachylepisma, Pinnatispongia, Reticulosa, Sceptrulophora, Silicunculus, Solusrectus, Stiodermiella, Stromatidiidae, Testiispongia, Textispongia, Uralonema

Subtaxa: Dilatispongia Hyalostellidae Titusvilliidae

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of France (1 collection)

• Triassic of Turkey (1)

• Permian of United States (6: Texas)

• Carboniferous of United States (1: Utah)

• Devonian of Australia (1), United States (1: Pennsylvania)

• Ordovician of the United Kingdom (1)

• Cambrian of Australia (2), China (4), Turkey (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 21 collections including 22 occurrences

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