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Mattaspongia

Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Dictyospongiidae

Taxonomy
Mattaspongia was named by Rigby (1970) [Sepkoski's age data: D Fras Sepkoski's reference number: 263]. It is not extant. Its type is Mattaspongia apaches.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1970Mattaspongia Rigby
2002Mattaspongia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Mattaspongia Finks et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Life
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
orderReticulosaReid 1958
RankNameAuthor
superfamilyDictyospongioideaHall and Clarke 1899
familyDictyospongiidaeHall and Clarke 1899
subfamilyThysanodictyinaeHall and Clarke 1899
genusMattaspongia

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