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Astrocladia

Demospongea - Tetralithistida - Astrocladiidae

Taxonomy
Astrocladia was named by Zittel (1878) [Sepkoski's age data: K Sant K Maes]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Lithistida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Astrocladiidae by Finks et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Astrocladia Zittel
2002Astrocladia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Astrocladia Finks et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
RankNameAuthor
orderTetralithistidaLagneau-Hérenger 1962
suborderTetracladinaZittel 1878
familyAstrocladiidaeSchrammen 1901
genusAstrocladiaZittel 1878

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