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Plectascus Schrammen 1912 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa

PaleoDB taxon number: 4003

Synonym: Dendrospongia Roemer 1864 (taxon 189767)

Full reference: A. Schrammen. 1912. Die Kieselspongien der oberen Kreide von Nordwestdeutschland, Teil 2 Triaxonia (Hexactinellida) [Upper Cretaceous sponges from north-western Germany, part 2 Triaxonia (Hexactinellida)]. Palaeontographica, Supplement 5:176-385

Parent taxon: Lychniscosa according to J. J. Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alosculum, Aulophax, Beaussetia, Calathiscus, Callodictyidae, Callodictyonidae, Calyptrellidae, Camerospongiidae, Cavispongia, Cephalites, Ceriodictyon, Coeloptychidae, Cypelliidae, Dactylocalycidae, Dactylocalyx, Diplodictyon, Dracolychnus, Elasma, Etalloniella, Flabellispongia, Gyrispongia, Jima, Kentrosia, Licmosinion, Meandrospongia, Ornatus, Pachyrachis, Pachyteichismatidae, Phanerochiderma, Polyblastidiidae, Pyrospongia, Rhizopoteronopsis, Rhizopterion, Sclerokalia, Scolecosia, Sestrocladia, Spirospongia, Sporadopylidae, Triadocoelia, Ventriculitidae, Xylospongia, Zittelispongia

Subtaxa: Plectascus clathratus, Plectascus labrosus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder