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Lithistida

Demospongea -

Taxonomy
Lithistida was named by Schmidt (1870). It is extant.

It was reranked as the subclass Lithistida by Finks et al. (2004).

It was assigned to Demospongia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Demospongea by Rigby and Desrochers (1995) and Finks et al. (2004).

Subtaxa
Achrochordiella, Achrochordonia, Adrianella, Allomera, Allosaccus, Anomoclonella, Arbuscula, Archaeodoryderma, Asterocalyx, Asterospongia, Astrolemma, Astylomanon, Aulacospongia, Aulocopina, Aulosoma, Bathotheca, Bolojerea, Bolospongia, Bothoteca, Bothrochlaenia, Brianispongia, Callipelta, Carterella, Caryomanon, Chiastoclonella, Cladodia, Cladolithosia, Cnemaulax, Columellaespongia, Compsaspis, Corallidium, Corallistes, Coscinospongia, Costifer, Cupulina, Cyathospongia, Cymbochlaenia, Dactylocalycites, Dendroclonella, Devonospongia, Diacyparia, Dichojerea, Didymosphaera, Dimorpha, Discodermites, Elasmalimus, Exochopora, Exodictydia, Garraspongia, Gignouxia, Heterospongia, Hippalimus, Holodictyon, Homophymia, Hyaloderma, Hyalospongia, Hypothyra, Inodia, Iouea, Ischadia, Isispongia, Jereomorpha, Jumarella, Kazania, Kozlowskispongia, Lasiocladia, Leiodermatium, Lerouxia, Lithostrobilis, Lyidium, Macandrewia, Macandrewites, Malinowskiella, Marginospongia, Mastophorus, Mastophyma, Mastosia, Mastostroma, Megalithistida, Microrhizophora, Monalithistida, Moretia, Mortieria, Multipocula, Nelumbia, Nematinion, Neohindia, Neopelta, Nipterella, Ocellaria, Okulitchina, Olkenbachia, Oncocladia, Oncodona, Orchocladina, Orecyta, Orospheciom, Ortmannispongia, Ozarkocoelia, Pachycorynea, Pachypsechia, Palaeophyma, Patanophyma, Perimera, Phymaplecia, Phymatellidae, Physocalpia, Placojerea, Placonella, Platispongia, Plethosiphonia, Pleuromera, Pleurophymia, Plococonia, Pocillospongia, Podapsis, Polyrhizophora, Polysiponeudea, Polystoma, Polythyra, Poterionella, Propleroma, Proseliscothon, Protetraclis, Psarodictyon, Pseudoguettardia, Pseudoplocoscyphia, Pseudoscytalia, Pseudoseliscothon, Pterocalpia, Pycnopegma, Pycnospongia, Pyrogochonia, Racodiscula, Radiocelliidae, Rhagosplecion, Rhizostele, Rhopalospongia, Rhytidoderma, Scleritoderma, Scleritodermidae, Scythophyma, Siphonocoelia, Spirosclerophorida, Steliella, Stellettites, Streptospongia, Sulcastrella, Syltispongia, Tetralithistida, Tetraspongia, Theonella, Timidella, Trachynoton, Tragalimus, Tretoechus, Urnacristata, Valhalla, Varneycoelia, Vauxiidae, Vermiculissimum, Verrucospongia, Vetulina, Yrrhiza, Zitteleus
Sister taxa
Megalithistida, Monalithistida, Spirosclerophorida, Tetralithistida

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1870Lithistida Schmidt
1995Lithistida Rigby and Desrochers
2002Lithistida Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Lithistida Finks et al. p. 4

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
RankNameAuthor
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)

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