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Calcarea (calcareous sponge)

Calcarea -

Taxonomy
Calcarea was named by Bowerbank (1864) [rank changed from class to phylum to allow synonymy with Calcispongea of Zrzavy et al. 1998. Reassigned to a class by Finks et al. (2004)]. It is extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Calcispongea by Zrzavy et al. (1998).

It was assigned to Metazoa by Edgecombe et al. (2011); to Euradiculata by Nielsen (2012); and to Porifera by Sepkoski (2002), Finks et al. (2004), Skovsted (2006) and Worheide et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1864Calcarea Bowerbank
2002Calcarea Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Calcarea Finks et al. p. 8
2006Calcarea Skovsted p. 1098
2011Calcarea Edgecombe et al. p. 153 figs. Fig. 1
2012Calcarea Nielsen p. 27 figs. Fig. 4.2
2012Calcarea Worheide et al. p. 42 figs. Fig. 1.1

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
RankNameAuthor
classCalcareaBowerbank 1864
classCalcareaBowerbank 1864

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