Aphrocallistes Gray 1858 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Hexactinosa - Aphrocallistidae

Synonym: Badinskia Pomel 1872

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Druidia

Subtaxa: Aphrocallistes alveolites Aphrocallistes bochotnicensis Aphrocallistes cylindrodactylus Aphrocallistes estevoui Aphrocallistes kazimierzensis Aphrocallistes lobata Aphrocallistes lobatus Aphrocallistes macroporus Aphrocallistes mammillaris Aphrocallistes verrucosus Aphrocallistes vistulae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Brazil (4 collections), Japan (3), Spain (3)

• Oligocene of Germany (1), United States (1: Washington)

• Eocene of Spain (1), United States (4: Washington)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2)

• Cretaceous of Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (8), Greece (1), Poland (15), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 49 collections including 71 occurrences

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