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Heteractinida - Octactinellida - Astraeospongiidae

Ensiferites was named by Reimann (1945) [Sepkoski's age data: D Eife D Fame-u Sepkoski's reference number: 220]. It is not extant. Its type is Ensiferites armatus.

It was assigned to Heteractinida by Sepkoski (2002); and to Astraeospongiidae by Finks et al. (2004).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1945Ensiferites Reimann
2002Ensiferites Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Ensiferites Finks et al.

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHeteractinidaHinde 1888
orderOctactinellidaHinde 1887
familyAstraeospongiidaeMiller 1889
genusEnsiferitesReimann 1945

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