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Class Demospongea Sollas 1875 (demosponge)

PaleoDB taxon number: 70146

Alternative spellings: Demospongia, Demospongiae, Demospongiea

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

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

Subtaxa: Aplysinofibra, Axinellidae, Ceractinomorpha, Chaetetida, Choristida, Clavulina, Coniculospongia, Consinocodium, Desmacellidae, Dictyonellidae, Epipolasida, Ginkgospongia, Guadalupiida, Halichondriidae, Haplosclerina, Hemiasterellidae, Heteroscleromorpha, Ichnospongia, Incrustospongia, Infexiostella, Janussenia, Karatubulus, Keratosa, Lithistida, Lovcenipora, Metschnikowia, Myxospongiae, Offella, Operculospongia, Paraaplysinofibria, Permosphincta, Petrosina, Poecilosclerida, Polymastidae, Protohyalostelia, Protomonaxonida, Raspailiidae, Reniera, Riasanospongia, Scopalinidae, Sphaeriella, Spirastrellidae, Spongillina, Spongiopsammia, Stelligeridae, Suberitidae, Tabasiidae, Tabulospongida, Tetractinellida, Tetractinomorpha, Timeidae, Trachycladidae, Trichospongia, Verticillitida

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder