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Esfahanella magna Senowbari-Daryan and Amirhassankhani 2012 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Innaecoeliida - Craticulariidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 316853

Full reference: B. Senowbari-Daryan and F. Amirhassankhani. 2012. Chambered hexactinellid sponges from Upper Triassic (Norian-Rhaetian?) reefs of Nayband Formation in central Iran. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 118:247-260

Belongs to Esfahanella according to B. Senowbari-Daryan and F. Amirhassankhani 2012

Sister taxon: Esfahanella parva

Type specimen: BSPG 2011 XLIV-6. Its type locality is Delijan reefs, Delijan area, Central Iran, which is in a Sevatian reef, buildup or bioherm reef rocks in the Nayband Formation of Iran.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder