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Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Protospongiidae

Protospongia was named by Salter (1864) [Sepkoski's age data: V N-Da-l S Wenl-u Sepkoski's reference number: 231,1030]. Its type is Protospongia fenestrata.

It was assigned to Protospongidae by Henningsmoen (1952); to Protospongiidae by Rigby et al. (1998); to Reticulosa by Sepkoski (2002); and to Hexactinellida by Bambach et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1864Protospongia Salter
1952Protospongia Henningsmoen
1998Protospongia Rigby et al.
2002Protospongia Sepkoski, Jr.
2007Protospongia Bambach et al. p. S80

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phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
orderReticulosaReid 1958
superfamilyProtospongioideaHinde 1887
familyProtospongiidaeHinde 1887
genusProtospongiaSalter 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.

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