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Kometia Webby and Trotter 1993 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida

PaleoDB taxon number: 206155

Synonym: Flosculus Dong and Knoll 1996 (taxon 4180)

Full reference: B. D. Webby and J. Trotter. 1993. Ordovician sponge spicules from New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Paleontology 67(1):28-41

Parent taxon: Hexactinellida according to H. W. Kozur et al. 1996

Sister taxa: Acanothyra, Amphidiscophora, Amphidiscosa, Antrispongia, Australispongia, Azyrtalia, Baccispongia, Bothroconis, Chelispongia, Chirospongia, Crucispongia, Diplopleura, Farreopsis, Gonamispongia, Hemidiagoniella, Hemidiscosa, Hexasterophora, Hintzesnonaia, Hodsia, Innaecoeliida, Konyrium, Krainerella, Lychniscosa, Lysactinella, Lyssacinosa, Lyssakida, Nephelispongia, Pachylepisma, Pinnatispongia, Reticulosa, Sceptrulophora, Silicunculus, Solusrectus, Stiodermiella, Stromatidiidae, Testiispongia, Textispongia, Uralonema

Subtaxa: Kometia cruciformis, Kometia gracilis

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Type: Kometia cruciformis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder