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Pirania

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Piraniidae

Taxonomy
Pirania was named by Walcott (1920) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm mMid-l Cm mMid-u Sepkoski's reference number: 883]. It is not extant. Its type is Pirania muricata.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Pirania Walcott
2002Pirania Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Pirania Bambach et al. p. S80
2007Pirania Botting

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
RankNameAuthor
orderProtomonaxonida
familyPiraniidaeLaubenfels 1955
genusPiraniaWalcott 1920

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