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Eocyathispongia Yin et al. 2015 (sponge)

PaleoDB taxon number: 324165

Full reference: Z. Yin, M. Zhu, E. H. Davidson, D. J. Bottjer, and F. Zhao, P., and Tafforeau. 2015. Sponge grade body fossil with cellular resolution dating 60 Myr before the Cambrian. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Parent taxon: Porifera according to Z. Yin et al. 2015

Sister taxa: Amorphofungia, Archaeocyatha, Archaeocyathidae, Calcarea, Caliculospongia, Clathrispongia, Codites, Coronacollina, Cotyliscus, Cribroscyphia, Cuneiphycus, Cupulochonia, Cyathophyscus, Cyclospongia, Demospongea, Dendrocoelia, Disjectoporidae, Drosdovia, Eocoryne, Glenodictyum, Heteractinida, Hexactinellida, Holocoelia, Homoscleromorpha, Leiofungia, Limnorea, Limnoretheles, Matthewcyathus, Megalelasma, Microcoryne, Mussooriella, Nabaviella, Namapoikia, Nostrocyathus, Oligoplagia, Palaeoierea, Phymoraphinia, Polyactinellidae, Psephidia, Sclerospongiae, Scyphia, Shitangspongia, Sinoflabrum, Solactiniella, Sparsispongia, Spirocyathidae, Stromatofungia, Stromatoporoidea, Thectardis, Tragos, Trammeria

Subtaxa: Eocyathispongia qiania

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Type: Eocyathispongia qiania

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder