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Lepidospongia

Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae

Taxonomy
Lepidospongia was named by Roemer (1864) [Sepkoski's age data: K Camp-l K Maes Sepkoski's reference number: 622]. It is not extant.

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

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1864Lepidospongia Roemer
1902Plectodermatium Schrammen
2002Lepidospongia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Plectodermatium Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Lepidospongia Finks et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
orderLychniscosaSchrammen 1903
RankNameAuthor
familyVentriculitidaeSmith 1848
subfamilyVentriculitinaeSmith 1848
genusLepidospongiaRoemer 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