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Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Protospongiidae


Considered a root tuft of Palaeosaccus

Kiwetinokia was named by Walcott (1920) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm lMid-l O]. It is not extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Palaeosaccus by Rigby (2004).

It was assigned to Reticulosa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Protospongiidae by McMenamin (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1920Kiwetinokia Walcott
2002Kiwetinokia Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Kiwetinokia McMenamin

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
orderReticulosaReid 1958
superfamilyProtospongioideaHinde 1887
familyProtospongiidaeHinde 1887
genusKiwetinokiaWalcott 1920

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