Ventriculites Mantell 1822 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Ventriculites arabicus Ventriculites convolutus Ventriculites cribrosus Ventriculites cylindratus Ventriculites fistulosus Ventriculites mammillaris Ventriculites radiatus Ventriculites stellatus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (1 collection), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (1)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), France (12), Germany (16), Poland (16), Spain (2), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (3)

• Jurassic of Spain (1)

Total: 55 collections including 66 occurrences

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