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Lepidospongia Roemer 1864 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 3982

Synonym: Plectodermatium Schrammen 1902 (taxon 4004)

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

Sister taxa: Astropegma, Coscinopora, Leiostracosia, Napaeana, Orthodiscus, Phymosinion, Pleuropyge, Rhizopoterion, Rhizopoterionopsis, Sporadoscinia, Ubiquiradius, Ventriculites

Subtaxa: Lepidospongia fragilis, Lepidospongia inermis, Lepidospongia rugosa, Lepidospongia sterea

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder