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Laocoetis piserai Vodrazka and Crame 2011 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 179028

Full reference: R. Vodrazka and L. A. Crame. 2011. First fossil sponge from Antarctica and its paleobiogeographical significance. Journal of Paleontology 85(1):48-57

Belongs to Laocoetis according to R. Vodrazka and L. A. Crame 2011

Sister taxa: Laocoetis arborescens, Laocoetis clathrata, Laocoetis crassipes, Laocoetis emiliana, Laocoetis fittoni, Laocoetis paradoxa, Laocoetis patula, Laocoetis procumbens, Laocoetis relicta, Laocoetis striatopunctata, Laocoetis tubifera, Laocoetis virgatula, Laocoetis vulgata

Type specimen: Its type locality is D.8410 Gin Cove, which is in a Cenomanian/Cenomanian submarine fan sandstone/conglomerate in the Whisky Bay Formation of Antarctica

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder