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Demospongea - Spirosclerophorida - Haplistiidae

Chaunactis was named by Finks (1960) [Sepkoski's age data: C Step-l P Guad-l Sepkoski's reference number: 203].

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1960Chaunactis Finks p. 93
2002Chaunactis Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Chaunactis Finks et al.

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
orderSpirosclerophoridaReid 1963
suborderRhizomorinaZittel 1895
familyHaplistiidaede Laubenfels 1955

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