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Heteractinida - Octactinellida - Eiffeliidae

Petaloptyon was named by Raymond (1931). Its type is Petaloptyon danei.

It was assigned to Eiffeliidae by Rigby and Collins (2004); and to Porifera by Caron and Jackson (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1931Petaloptyon Raymond
1986Canistrumella Rigby
2002Canistrumella Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Petaloptyon Rigby and Collins
2007Canistrumella Bambach et al. p. S80
2008Petaloptyon Caron and Jackson p. 226

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHeteractinidaHinde 1888
orderOctactinellidaHinde 1887
familyEiffeliidaeRigby 1986
genusPetaloptyonRaymond 1931

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.

No diagnoses are available