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Contignatiospongia Kozur et al. 2008 (sponge)

Heteractinida - Octactinellida - Astraeospongiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 206264

Full reference: H. W. Kozur, H. Mostler, and J. E. Repetski. 2008. A new heteractinellid calcareous sponge from the lowermost Ordovician of Nevada and a discussion of the suborder Heteractinellidae. GeoAlp 5:53-64

Parent taxon: Astraeospongiidae according to H. W. Kozur et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Asteriospongia, Astraeospongium, Constellatospongia, Ensiferites, Malluviospongia, Microastraeum, Stellarispongia

Subtaxa: Contignatiospongia nevadensis

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Type: Contignatiospongia nevadensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder