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Wapkia

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Wapkiidae

Taxonomy
Wapkia was named by Walcott (1920) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm mMid-u Sepkoski's reference number: 766]. It is not extant. Its type is Wapkia grandis.

It was assigned to Haplosclerida by Sepkoski (2002); to Wapkiidae by Rigby and Collins (2004); and to Demospongia by Bambach et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Wapkia Walcott
2002Wapkia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Wapkia Rigby and Collins
2007Wapkia Bambach et al. p. S80

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
RankNameAuthor
orderProtomonaxonida
familyWapkiidaeDe Laubenfels 1955
genusWapkiaWalcott 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