†family Tethyidae Gray 1867 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Tethyidae

Parent taxon: Protomonaxonida according to R. M. Finks et al. 2004

See also Wagner 1970 and Worheide et al. 2012

Sister taxa: Choiidae, Halichondritidae, Hamptoniidae, Hazeliidae, Leptomitidae, Lobatospongia, Piraniidae, Sollasellidae, Takakkawiidae, Ulospongiellidae, Wapkiidae

Subtaxa: Tethya

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Canada (3: Ontario collections)

• Miocene of Portugal (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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