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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemoclavia 
AphiaID: 598618

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 editorDemoclavia (Subclass)
Authority Sperling, Peterson & Pisani, 2009
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (undefined taxon)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeteroscleromorpha
Rank Subclass
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDemospongiae
Source  original description Sperling, E.A.; Peterson, K.J.; Pisani, D. 2009. Phylogenetic-signal dissection of nuclear house-keeping genes supports the paraphyly of sponges and the monophyly of Eumetazoa. Molecular Biology and Evolution 26 (10): 2261-2274. [details]

Environment marine, brackish, terrestrial
Fossil range recent + fossil
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Democlavia is a name for the so-called 'G4' group of Demospongiae, which encompasses the sponges not belonging to Keratosa, Verongimorpha/Myxospongiae and Haploscleromorpha. It is defined vaguely as sponges more closely related to Clathria (Microciona) prolifera than to Amphimedon queenslandica, leaving its position vis-à-vis the freshwater sponges undecided. Much work remains to be done to confirm that this is a monophyletic assemblage. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy A 'temporary name' status is given to taxa above the family level that need further corroboration or further clarification. These names appear in the literature but are as yet not generally accepted or in use. Accepted status will follow as soon as independent studies with sufficient taxon content have appeared.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:598618
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Date   action   by
2012-05-27 11:32:30Z  created  van Soest, Rob
2015-04-22 06:11:52Z  changed  van Soest, Rob
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  Citation: van Soest, R. (2015). Democlavia. 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/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=598618 on 2017-10-18
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