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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChoristida 
AphiaID: 163009

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorifera (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemospongiae (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteroscleromorpha (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChoristida (Order)
Authority Sollas, 1885
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (disused)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetractinellida
Rank Order
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteroscleromorpha
Source  original description Sollas, W.J. 1885b. A Classification of the Sponges. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (5) 16(95): 395. [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent + fossil
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Choristida Sollas (1885) (previously as Choristidae Sollas, 1880) was erected to encompass the orders Spirophorida and Astrophorida and an assemblage he called Microsclerophora which included unrelated Homosclerophorida and Thrombus. Later on, the latter were excluded from Choristida, but the name was maintained despite considerable erosion of the earlier content, until Lévi proposed to subdivide the group into separate orders Spirophorida and Astrophorida. The use of Choristida nevertheless persisted in the Anglosaxon literature until it was rejected in the Systema Porifera. The most recent recognition of the monophyly of the combined Astrophorina and Spirophorina and a large number of lithistid families prompted the resurrection of the previously used name Tetractinellida. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:163009
Edit history
Date   action   by
2005-07-05 07:50:10Z  created  Braeckman, Ulrike
2006-02-01 12:40:43Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2006-05-18 10:05:01Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2009-11-20 14:36:03Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
2015-04-22 06:11:52Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2015). Choristida. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J. L.; Rios Lopez, P.; Downey, R. (2017). World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=163009 on 2017-10-22
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