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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodia megastylifera (Wintermann-Kilian & Kilian, 1984) 
AphiaID: 597551

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 editorAstrophorida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodiinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodia megastylifera (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (reverted genus transfer)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEcionemia megastylifera Wintermann-Kilian & Kilian, 1984 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStellettinopsis megastylifera (Wintermann-Kilian & Kilian, 1984)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGeodia Lamarck, 1815
Sources  original description Wintermann-Kilian, G.; Kilian, E.F. 1984. Marine Sponges of the Region of Santa Marta (Colombia). Part II. Homosclerophorida, Choristida, Spirophorida, Hadromerida, Axinellida, Halichondrida, Poecilosclerida. Studies on the Neotropical Fauna and Environment 19 (3): 121-135. [details]

source of synonymy Cárdenas P, Xavier JR, Reveillaud J, Schander C, Rapp HT (2011) Molecular Phylogeny of the Astrophorida (Porifera, Demospongiae) Reveals an Unexpected High Level of Spicule Homoplasy. PLoS ONE 6(4) , available online at http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0018318 [details] [full text]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Note 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy According to Cardenas et al. (2011) this species is a Geodia based on molecular analysis, but since it lacks the sterrasters of Geodia, this decision is postponed until confirmed by independent studies. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:597551
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Date   action   by
2012-04-27 21:46:12Z  created  Boury-Esnault, Nicole
2012-05-10 17:20:53Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
  
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  Citation: van Soest, R.; Boury-Esnault, N. (2014). Geodia megastylifera. In: Van Soest, R.W.M; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez de Glasby, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schoenberg, C.; Janussen, D.; Tabachnick, K.R., Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P. (2014) World Porifera database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597551 on 2014-11-29
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