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Flexuospiculata Rigby and Bell 2006 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lyssacinosa

PaleoDB taxon number: 110859

Full reference: J. K. Rigby and G. L. Bell. 2006. Sponges from the Reef Trail Member of the Upper Guadalupian (Permian) Bell Canyon Formation, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. Journal of Paleontology 80(5):1-42

Parent taxon: Lyssacinosa according to J. K. Rigby and G. L. Bell 2006

Sister taxa: Brachiospongioidea, Brevicirrus, Leucopsacasiidae, Lumectospongiidae, Stauractinellidae, Proeuplectella, Colpospongia, Opeamorphus, Leucopsacidae, Pyritonema, Rossellidae, Acanthospongia, Calathospongia, Testispongia, Oncosella, Rosella, Caulophacus, Crateromorpha, Lasiothrix, Palaeorossella, Foerstella, Regardrella, Euplectella, Euplectellidae, Malumispongium

Subtaxa: Flexuospiculata hexactina

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Type: Flexuospiculata hexactina

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder