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Abolishment of the family Caulophacidae (Porifera: Hexactinellida)
Tabachnick, K.R. (1999). Abolishment of the family Caulophacidae (Porifera: Hexactinellida). Mem. Queensl. Mus. 44: 603-605
In: Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. Queensland Museum: Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835, more
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Keywords
    Animal morphology; Marine invertebrates; Taxonomy; Caulodiscus Ijima, 1927 [WoRMS]; Caulophacella Lendenfeld, 1915 [WoRMS]; Caulophacus Schulze, 1886 [WoRMS]; Hexactinellida [WoRMS]; Lanuginellinae Gray, 1872 [WoRMS]; Porifera [WoRMS]; Sympagella Schmidt, 1870 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Tabachnick, K.R.

Abstract
    The hexactinellid family Caulophacidae possesses no unique features to distinguish it from Rossellidae, and hence it is proposed to revise the order Lyssacinosa by abandoning the family Caulophacidae and assigning its genera to Rossellidae, subfamily Rosellidae (Caulophacus, Caulodiscus and Caulophacella) and subfamily Lanuginellinae (Sympagella).

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