Rhizopoterion Zittel 1877 (glass sponge)

Hexactinellida - Lychniscosa - Ventriculitidae

Synonym: Rhizocheton

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, Rhizopoterionopsis, Sporadoscinia, Ubiquiradius, Ventriculites

Subtaxa: Rhizopoterion coniforme Rhizopoterion solidum Rhizopoterion tubiforme

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (4 collections), Germany (7), Poland (8), Spain (1), Sweden (1), the United Kingdom (11)

Total: 32 collections including 39 occurrences

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