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Phylum Porifera Grant 1836 (sponge)

PaleoDB taxon number: 2894

Parent taxon: Metazoa according to S. M. Adl et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Bilateria, Diploblastica, Homoblastica, Hyolithelminthida, Vertebrosa, Westgardia, Placozoa, Triploblastica, Neuralia, Hadrynichorde, Deuteronectanebos, Ventogyrus, Problematica, Inaria, Trichoplax, Calcispongea, Tentaculitoidea, Lazaichnus, Armillifera, Siphonoconcha, Funisia, Parviscopa, Triradialomorpha, Rhizostomites, Somatohelix, Bilateralomorpha, Ovatoscutum, Muricassis, Paracharnia, Mesozoa, Hadryniscala, Chondroplon, Erniettomorpha, Silicispongea, Epitheliozoa, Euradiculata, Proarticulata, Rangeomorpha, Kimberellomorpha, Yelovichnus, Pentaradialomorpha, Yangtziramulus, Yunnanomedusa, Petalonamae, Bomakellia, Megathrix, Odontogriphidae, Silicea, Stellostomites, Pseudovendia, Subtilicyathus, Gephyrea, Parazoa, Bilaterialomorpha, Cnidaria, Goettingenia, Xidazoon, Cambrorhytium, Mawsonites, Tetraradialomorpha, Dictyorhabdus, Spygoria, Oligoopilionus, Primocandelabrum, Hiemalora, Beltanelliformis, Nemiana, Nectocarididae, Bronicella, Sentularia, Eodiorygma, Kullingia, Arboreomorpha, Palaeacmaea, Vetulicolia, Lomosovis, Protolyellia

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

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder