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Xylospongia Herenger 1942 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa

PaleoDB taxon number: 4031

Full reference: L. Herenger. 1942. Contribution a l'etude des spongiaires du Jurassique et du Cretace de Catalogne. Travaux du Laboratoire de Geologie de la Faculte des Sciences de l'Universite de Grenoble 23:143-192

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

Sister taxa: Alosculum, Aulophax, Beaussetia, Calathiscus, Callodictyidae, Callodictyonidae, Calyptrellidae, Camerospongiidae, Cavispongia, Cephalites, Ceriodictyon, Coeloptychidae, Cypelliidae, Dactylocalycidae, Dactylocalyx, Diplodictyon, Dracolychnus, Elasma, Etalloniella, Flabellispongia, Gyrispongia, Jima, Kentrosia, Licmosinion, Meandrospongia, Ornatus, Pachyrachis, Pachyteichismatidae, Phanerochiderma, Plectascus, Polyblastidiidae, Pyrospongia, Rhizopoteronopsis, Rhizopterion, Sclerokalia, Scolecosia, Sestrocladia, Spirospongia, Sporadopylidae, Triadocoelia, Ventriculitidae, Zittelispongia

Subtaxa: Xylospongia tarraconensis

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Type: Xylospongia tarraconensis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder