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Stephenospongia

Hexactinellida - Reticulosa - Hintzespongiidae

Taxonomy
Stephenospongia was named by Rigby (1986) [Sepkoski's age data: Cm mMid-u Sepkoski's reference number: 766]. Its type is Stephenospongia magnipora.

It was assigned to Reticulosa by Sepkoski (2002); to Hintzespongiidae by Rigby and Collins (2004); and to Hexactinellida by Bambach et al. (2007).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1986Stephenospongia Rigby
2002Stephenospongia Sepkoski, Jr.
2004Stephenospongia Rigby and Collins
2007Stephanospongia Bambach et al. p. S80

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumPoriferaGrant 1836
classHexactinellidaSchmidt 1870
orderReticulosaReid 1958
RankNameAuthor
superfamilyHintzespongioideaFinks 1983
familyHintzespongiidae
genusStephenospongiaRigby 1986

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