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Napaeana Laubenfels 1955 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 3992

Invalid subtaxa: Eudictyon Schrammen 1902 [replaced name] (no. 189371), Napaea Schrammen 1912 [replaced name] (no. 189370)

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

Sister taxa: Astropegma, Coscinopora, Leiostracosia, Lepidospongia, Orthodiscus, Phymosinion, Pleuropyge, Rhizopoterion, Rhizopoterionopsis, Sporadoscinia, Ubiquiradius, Ventriculites

Subtaxa: Napaeana micropora, Napaeana striata

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder