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Polytubifungia Rigby and Senowbari-Daryan 1996 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Agelasida - Virgolidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 87397

Full reference: J. K. Rigby and B. Senowbari-Daryan. 1996. Upper Permian inozoid, demospongid, and hexactinellid sponges from Djebel Tebaga, Tunisia. University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, New Series 7:1-130

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

Sister taxa: Medenina, Microsphaerispongia, Preeudea, Pseudovirgula

Subtaxa: Polytubifungia maxima, Polytubifungia minima

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Type: Polytubifungia maxima

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder