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Hamptonia

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Hamptoniidae

Taxonomy
Hamptonia was named by Walcott (1920) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm mMid-u Cm uMid-m Sepkoski's reference number: 766]. Its type is Hamptonia bowerbanki. It is the type genus of Hamptoniidae.

It was assigned to Poecilosclerida by Sepkoski (2002); to Hamptoniidae by Finks et al. (2004); and to Demospongia by Bambach et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Hamptonia Walcott
2002Hamptonia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Hamptonia Finks et al.
2007Hamptonia Bambach et al. p. S80

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
RankNameAuthor
orderProtomonaxonida
familyHamptoniidaeLaubenfels 1955
genusHamptoniaWalcott 1920

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
No diagnoses are available