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Demospongea - Tetralithistida - Cylindrophymatidae

Melonella was named by Zittel (1878) [Sepkoski's age data: J Aale J Kimm-u Sepkoski's reference number: 2]. It is not extant.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1878Melonella Zittel
2002Melonella Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Melonella Finks et al. p. 254

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassLithistida(Schmidt 1870)
orderTetralithistidaLagneau-Hérenger 1962
suborderDidymmorinaRauff 1893
familyCylindrophymatidaeSchrammen 1936
genusMelonellaZittel 1878

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