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Demospongiae  Sollas, 1885
Taxonomic Serial No.: 47528

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Class  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
       PhylumPorifera Grant, 1836 – sponges, éponges, esponja, porifero  
          ClassDemospongiae Sollas, 1885  
    Direct Children:  
             Order Agelasida Verrill, 1907  
             Order Astrophorida Sollas, 1888  
             Order Chondrosida Boury-Esnault & Lopès, 1985  
             Order Dendroceratida Minchin, 1900  
             Order Dictyoceratida Minchin, 1900  
             Order Hadromerida Topsent, 1894  
             Order Halichondrida Gray, 1867  
             Order Halisarcida Bergquist, 1996  
             Order Haplosclerida Topsent, 1928  
             Order Lithistida Sollas, 1888  
             Order Poecilosclerida Topsent, 1928  
             Order Spirophorida Bergquist & Hogg, 1969  
             Order Verongida Bergquist, 1978  
             Order Verticillitida Termier & Termier, 1977  
           ClassDemospongiae Sollas, 1885 incertae sedis  
    Children with Uncertain Position:  
             Genus Myceliospongia Vacelet & Perez, 1997  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy, document (version Animalia)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall   
  Reference for: Demospongiae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Demospongiae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hooper, John N. A., and Rob W. M. van Soest, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Systema Porifera: A Guide to the Classification of Sponges   
  Page(s): xlviii + 1708   
  Publisher: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-306-47260-0   
  Notes: Published in two volumes: Volume 1 - Introductions and Demospongiae; Volume 2 - Calcarea, Hexactinellida, Sphinctozoa, Archaeocyatha, unrecognizable taxa, and Index of higher taxa   
  Reference for: Demospongiae   

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