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Choiaella scotica

Demospongea - Protomonaxonida - Choiidae

Taxonomy
Choiaella scotica was named by Beresi et al. (2010). Its type specimen is NMS G 2008.15.1, a partial skeleton (Nearly complete skeleton of discs and spicules), and it is a mold. Its type locality is Wallace's Cast, near Wandel, Southern Uplands, which is in a Caradoc offshore mudstone in the Kirkcolm Formation of the United Kingdom. It is the type species of Choiaella.

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2010Choiaella scotica Beresi et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
orderProtomonaxonida
RankNameAuthor
familyChoiidaeLaubenfels 1925
genusChoiaellaRigby and Hou 1995
speciesscotica

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
M. S. Beresi et al. 2010Small Choiaella with elliptical outline and smooth monoaxon spicules. Spicules that are up to 14 mm long are up to 0.06 mm in diameter; most spicules are large, with few fine spicules interspersed into the skeleton.