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Pleuropyge Schrammen 1912 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 4006

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

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

Subtaxa: Pleuropyge plana

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Type: Pleuropyge plana

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder