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Leptomitus conicus

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Leptomitidae

Taxonomy
Leptomitus conicus was named by García-Bellido et al. (2007) [The material studied is housed in the Museo de Paleontología de la Universidad de Zaragoza]. Its type specimen is MPZ 2005/321 and is not a trace fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2007Leptomitus conicus García-Bellido et al. p. 472 figs. pl. 1-2; text-figs. 5-6

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
orderProtomonaxonida
RankNameAuthor
familyLeptomitidaeDe Laubenfels 1955
genusLeptomitusWalcott 1886
speciesconicus

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
D. C. García-Bellido et al. 2007Small obconical, double-walled sponge with wide apical osculum. Thin outer wall composed of a thatch of small oxeas, with evenly spaced, well-defined rods of single coarse, slightly overlapping oxeas producing a vertically striped appearance. Rods generally 0.012–
0.075 mm in diameter, with intervals of 0.042–0.1 mm between them. Inner wall composed of very small, horizontal monaxial spicules.