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Jereina

Demospongea - Anthaspidellidae

Taxonomy
Jereina was named by Finks (1960) [Sepkoski's age data: D P Leon-u Sepkoski's reference number: 203]. Its type is Jereina cylindrica.

It was assigned to Jereidae by Finks (1960); to Lithistida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Anthaspidellidae by Finks et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1960Jereina Finks p. 70
2002Jereina Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Jereina Finks et al. p. 78

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
RankNameAuthor
suborderOrchocladinaRauff 1895
familyAnthaspidellidaeMiller 1889
genusJereina

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
R. M. Finks 1960Skeleton composed of tetraclones and chiastoclones in irregular orientation; axial region of sponge occupied by large, parallel apochetes which open chiefly on the summit; prosochetes perpendicular to sides; specialized dermalia may be present.