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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, Deuteronectanebos, Problematica, Trichoplax, Calcispongea, Tentaculitoidea, Lazaichnus, Siphonoconcha, Triradialomorpha, Rhizostomites, Bilateralomorpha, Muricassis, Mesozoa, Silicispongea, Epitheliozoa, Euradiculata, Namapoikia, Proarticulata, Rangeomorpha, Kimberellomorpha, Pentaradialomorpha, Yunnanomedusa, Petalonamae, Megathrix, Odontogriphidae, Silicea, Stellostomites, Subtilicyathus, Gephyrea, Parazoa, Goettingenia, Xidazoon, Cambrorhytium, Mawsonites, Spygoria, Oligoopilionus, Sentularia, Eodiorygma, Kullingia, Arboreomorpha, Vetulicolia, Protolyellia

Subtaxa: Amorphofungia, Archaeocyatha, Archaeocyathidae, 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, Nostrocyathus, Oligoplagia, Palaeoierea, Phymoraphinia, Polyactinellidae, Psephidia, Sclerospongiae, Scyphia, Shitangspongia, Sinoflabrum, Solactiniella, Sparsispongia, Spirocyathidae, Stromatofungia, Stromatoporoidea, Thectardis, Tragos, Trammeria

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder