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Defordia King 1943 (demosponge)

Demospongea - Lithistida - Chiastoclonellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 3075

Full reference: R. H. King. 1943. New Carboniferous and Permian sponges. Kansas State Geological Survey Bulletin 47(1):1-36

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

Sister taxa: Actinocoelia, Allassospongia, Chiastocolumnia, Craterospongiella, Insulipora, Pseudovirgulopsis, Rutkowskiella

Subtaxa: Defordia defuncta, Defordia densa, Defordia digitata, Defordia foliata, Defordia lobata, Defordia verrucula

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Type: Defordia defuncta

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder