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Rhopalocoelia clarkii

Demospongea - Anthaspidellidae

Rhopalocoelia clarkii was named by Raymond and Okulitch (1940). It is the type species of Rhopalocoelia.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1940Rhopalocoelia clarkii Raymond and Okulitch

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
suborderOrchocladinaRauff 1895
familyAnthaspidellidaeMiller 1889
genusRhopalocoeliaRaymond and Okulitch 1940
speciesclarkiiRaymond and Okulitch 1940

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: silicao
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: epifaunalo
Diet: suspension feedero
Vision: blindc
Created: 2006-05-26 06:29:24
Modified: 2009-05-08 20:27:50
Source: o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Whittington et al. 1997

Age range: base of the Arenigian to the top of the Llanvirn or 478.60000 to 460.90000 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Arenigian478.6 - 468.1Argentina (San Juan) Rhopalocoelia clarkii (119460)
Darriwilian467.3 - 458.4Argentina Rhopalocoelia clarkii (90431)
Llanvirn466.0 - 460.9Argentina (San Juan) Rhopalocoelia clarkii (90430)
Chazy466.0 - 457.5Canada (Quebec) Rhopalocoelia clarkii (66134 66135 66137)