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Hexactinellida - Hexactinosa - Pileolitidae

Pileolites was named by Finks (1960) [Sepkoski's age data: P Leon-l Sepkoski's reference number: 203]. Its type is Pileolites baccatus. It is the type genus of Pileolitidae.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1960Pileolites Finks p. 139
2002Pileolites Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Pileolites Finks et al. p. 432

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
subclassHexasterophoraSchulze 1886
orderHexactinosaSchrammen 1903
superfamilyPileolitoideaFinks 1960
familyPileolitidaeFinks 1960

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