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Discodermia

Demospongea - Tetralithistida - Theonellidae

Taxonomy
Discodermia was named by du Bocage (1869) [Sepkoski's age data: K Apti R Sepkoski's reference number: 1066]. It is extant.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1869Discodermia du Bocage
2002Discodermia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Discodermia Finks et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
orderTetralithistidaLagneau-Hérenger 1962
RankNameAuthor
suborderTetracladinaZittel 1878
familyTheonellidaeLendenfeld 1904
subfamilyTheonellinaevon Lendenfeld 1904
genusDiscodermiadu Bocage 1869

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