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Moleculospina

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Piraniidae

Taxonomy
Moleculospina was named by Rigby (1986) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm mMid-u Sepkoski's reference number: 766].

It was assigned to Hadromerida by Sepkoski (2002); to Piraniidae by Finks et al. (2004); and to Demospongia by Bambach et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Moleculospina Rigby
2002Moleculospina Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Moleculospina Finks et al.
2007Moleculopina Bambach et al. p. S80

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
RankNameAuthor
orderProtomonaxonida
familyPiraniidaeLaubenfels 1955
genusMoleculospinaRigby 1986

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