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Subclass Lithistida Schmidt 1870 (demosponge)

Demospongea

PaleoDB taxon number: 126700

Parent taxon: Demospongea according to R. M. Finks et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Aplysinofibra, Axinellidae, Ceractinomorpha, Chaetetida, Choristida, Clavulina, Coniculospongia, Consinocodium, Desmacellidae, Dictyonellidae, Epipolasida, Ginkgospongia, Guadalupiida, Halichondriidae, Haplosclerina, Hemiasterellidae, Heteroscleromorpha, Ichnospongia, Incrustospongia, Infexiostella, Janussenia, Karatubulus, Keratosa, Lovcenipora, Metschnikowia, Myxospongiae, Offella, Operculospongia, Paraaplysinofibria, Permosphincta, Petrosina, Poecilosclerida, Polymastidae, Protohyalostelia, Protomonaxonida, Raspailiidae, Reniera, Riasanospongia, Scopalinidae, Sphaeriella, Spirastrellidae, Spongillina, Spongiopsammia, Stelligeridae, Suberitidae, Tabasiidae, Tabulospongida, Tetractinellida, Tetractinomorpha, Timeidae, Trachycladidae, Trichospongia, Verticillitida

Subtaxa: Achrochordiella, Achrochordonia, Adrianella, Allomera, Allosaccus, Anomoclonella, Arbuscula, Archaeodoryderma, Asterocalyx, Asterospongia, Astrolemma, Astylomanon, Aulacospongia, Aulocopina, Aulosoma, Bathotheca, Bolojerea, Bolospongia, Bothoteca, Bothrochlaenia, Brianispongia, Callipelta, Carterella, Caryomanon, Chiastoclonella, Cladodia, Cladolithosia, Cnemaulax, Columellaespongia, Compsaspis, Corallidium, Corallistes, Coscinospongia, Costifer, Cupulina, Cyathospongia, Cymbochlaenia, Dactylocalycites, Dendroclonella, Devonospongia, Diacyparia, Dichojerea, Didymosphaera, Dimorpha, Discodermites, Elasmalimus, Exochopora, Exodictydia, Garraspongia, Gignouxia, Heterospongia, Hippalimus, Holodictyon, Homophymia, Hyaloderma, Hyalospongia, Hypothyra, Inodia, Iouea, Ischadia, Isispongia, Jereomorpha, Jumarella, Kazania, Kozlowskispongia, Lasiocladia, Leiodermatium, Lerouxia, Lithostrobilis, Lyidium, Macandrewia, Macandrewites, Malinowskiella, Marginospongia, Mastophorus, Mastophyma, Mastosia, Mastostroma, Megalithistida, Microrhizophora, Monalithistida, Moretia, Mortieria, Multipocula, Nelumbia, Nematinion, Neohindia, Neopelta, Nipterella, Ocellaria, Okulitchina, Olkenbachia, Oncocladia, Oncodona, Orchocladina, Orecyta, Orospheciom, Ortmannispongia, Ozarkocoelia, Pachycorynea, Pachypsechia, Palaeophyma, Patanophyma, Perimera, Phymaplecia, Phymatellidae, Physocalpia, Placojerea, Placonella, Platispongia, Plethosiphonia, Pleuromera, Pleurophymia, Plococonia, Pocillospongia, Podapsis, Polyrhizophora, Polysiponeudea, Polystoma, Polythyra, Poterionella, Propleroma, Proseliscothon, Protetraclis, Psarodictyon, Pseudoguettardia, Pseudoplocoscyphia, Pseudoscytalia, Pseudoseliscothon, Pterocalpia, Pycnopegma, Pycnospongia, Pyrogochonia, Racodiscula, Radiocelliidae, Rhagosplecion, Rhizostele, Rhopalospongia, Rhytidoderma, Scleritoderma, Scleritodermidae, Scythophyma, Siphonocoelia, Spirosclerophorida, Steliella, Stellettites, Streptospongia, Sulcastrella, Syltispongia, Tetralithistida, Tetraspongia, Theonella, Timidella, Trachynoton, Tragalimus, Tretoechus, Urnacristata, Valhalla, Varneycoelia, Vauxiidae, Vermiculissimum, Verrucospongia, Vetulina, Yrrhiza, Zitteleus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder