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Pileospongia

Hexactinellida - Hexactinosa - Pileospongiidae

Taxonomy
Pileospongia was named by Rigby et al. (1979) [Sepkoski's age data: C Vise-u C Serp-l Sepkoski's reference number: 220]. It is not extant. Its type is Pileospongia lopados.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1979Pileospongia Rigby et al.
2002Pileospongia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Pileospongia Finks et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
subclassHexasterophoraSchulze 1886
RankNameAuthor
orderHexactinosaSchrammen 1903
superfamilyPileolitoideaFinks 1960
familyPileospongiidaeRigby et al. 1979
genusPileospongia

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