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Microstaura

Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Dictyospongiidae

Taxonomy
Microstaura was named by Finks (1960) [Sepkoski's age data: P Leon-u Sepkoski's reference number: 203]. Its type is Microstaura doliolum.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1960Microstaura Finks p. 103
2002Microstaura Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Microstaura Finks et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
orderReticulosaReid 1958
RankNameAuthor
superfamilyDictyospongioideaHall and Clarke 1899
familyDictyospongiidaeHall and Clarke 1899
subfamilyDictyospongiinaeHall and Clarke 1899
genusMicrostaura

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