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Demospongiae - Protomonaxonida - Choiidae

Allantospongia was named by Rigby and Hou (1995) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm Atda-u Sepkoski's reference number: 1214]. It is not extant. Its type is Allantospongia mica.

It was assigned to Choiidae by Rigby and Hou (1995); to Demospongia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Porifera by Bambach et al. (2007).

A. mica (type species)

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1995Allantospongia Rigby and Hou
2002Allantospongia Sepkoski
2007Allantospongia Bambach et al.

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongiae(Sollas 1875)
subclassClavaxinellidaLevi 1956
familyChoiidaeLaubenfels 1925

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.

G. †Allantospongia Rigby and Hou 1995
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Allantospongia mica Rigby and Hou 1995
No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: silicac
Locomotion: stationaryg
Attached: yesg
Life habit: epifaunalg
Diet: suspension feederg
Vision: blindg
Created: 2009-02-19 18:12:43
Modified: 2010-08-25 02:46:34
Source: g = genus, c = class
References: Bambach et al. 2007, Kiessling 2004

Age range: Atdabanian or 521.00000 to 516.00000 Ma

Collections (4 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Cambrian538.8 - 509.0China (Yunnan) A. mica (156226)
Atdabanian521.0 - 516.0China (Yunnan) A. mica (68083 90150 96405)