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Demospongea - Agelasida - Cryptocoeliidae

Cryptocoelia was named by Steinmann (1882) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Ladi Tr Rhae Sepkoski's reference number: 218,978]. It is not extant. Its type is Cryptocoelia zitteli. It is the type genus of Cryptocoeliidae.

It was assigned to Calcarea by Sepkoski (2002); and to Cryptocoeliidae by Finks et al. (2004) and Amirhassankhani et al. (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1882Cryptocoelia Steinmann
2002Cryptocoelia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Cryptocoelia Finks et al. p. 653
2014Cryptocoelia Amirhassankhani et al. p. 295

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classDemospongea(Sollas 1875)
subclassCeractinomorphaLevi 1953
orderAgelasidaVerrill 1907
familyCryptocoeliidaeSteinmann 1882
genusCryptocoeliaSteinmann 1882

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