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Demospongea - Chiastoclonellidae

Defordia was named by King (1943) [Sepkoski's age data: P Sakm P Leon-u Sepkoski's reference number: 203]. Its type is Defordia defuncta.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1943Defordia King p. 16
2002Defordia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Defordia Finks et al. p. 122

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
suborderOrchocladinaRauff 1895
familyChiastoclonellidaeRauff 1895

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