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Demospongea - Chiastoclonellidae

Rutkowskiella was named by Rigby (1977) [Sepkoski's age data: D Give-l D Fras Sepkoski's reference number: 211]. It is not extant. Its type is Rutkowskiella tumula.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1977Rutkowskiella Rigby
2002Rutkowskiella Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Rutkowskiella Finks et al.

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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