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Demospongea - Astylospongiidae

Ellesmerespongia was named by Rigby (1970) [Sepkoski's age data: P l Sepkoski's reference number: 214]. It is not extant. Its type is Ellesmerespongia feildeni.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1970Ellesmerespongia Rigby
2002Ellesmerespongia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Ellesmerespongia Finks et al.

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
suborderOrchocladinaRauff 1895
familyAstylospongiidaeZittel 1877

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