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Petaloptyon Raymond 1931 (sponge)

Heteractinida - Octactinellida - Eiffeliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 142810

Synonym: Canistrumella Rigby 1986 (taxon 3609)

Full reference: P. E. Raymond. 1931. Notes on invertebrate fossils, with descriptions of new species. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University 55(6):165-213

Parent taxon: Eiffeliidae according to J. K. Rigby and D. Collins 2004

Sister taxa: Chilcaia, Eiffelia, Eiffelospongia, Gondekia, Zangerlispongia

Subtaxa: Petaloptyon danei

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Type: Petaloptyon danei

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder