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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Porifera
Class: Demospongea
Order: Lithistida
Family: Anthaspidellidae
Miller, 1889
  • Capsospongia
  • Rankenella[1]
  • Calycocoelia[2]
  • Zittelella[3]
  • Rhopalocoelria Raymond and Okulitch, 1940
  • ?Eospongia (Billings, 1861; Raymond & Okulitch,

1940)[verification needed]

The Anthaspidellidae are an extinct family of sponges whose dendroclone spicules form ladder-like trabs.[1]


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  2. ^ Keith Rigby, J. (1973). "A New Anthaspidellid Sponge from the Silurian of Lake Timiskaming, Quebec". Journal of Paleontology. Paleontological Society. 47 (4): 801–804. JSTOR 1303055. 
  3. ^ Bingli, L.; Rigby, J.; Zhongde, Z. (2003). "Middle Ordovician Lithistid Sponges from the Bachu-Kalpin Area, Xinjiang, Northwestern China". Journal of Paleontology. Paleontological Society. 77 (3): 430–441. JSTOR 4094792. doi:10.1666/0022-3360(2003)077<0430:MOLSFT>2.0.CO;2.