Journal articleThe protomonaxonid sponge Pirania is an iconic member of the Burgess Shale community, but recent discoveries show that piraniids are morphologically diverse and also occur in Ordovician strata. Here we establish three new piraniid genera on the basis of Ordovician material from China, Wales, Scotland and Morocco: Auraeopirania gen. nov.,...
Botting, Joseph P ; Stewart, Sarah E ; Muir, Lucy A
A new hexactinellid sponge from the Silurian of the Pentland Hills (Scotland) with similarities to extant rossellidsThe Pentland Hills sponge fauna (Llandovery, Telychian) consists of an unusual, aberrant assemblage, but of low diversity. A new specimen of a unique sponge, Eoghanospongia carlinslowpensis gen. et sp. nov., is described from the classic locality of R82. The mushroom-shaped, probably stalked body (peduncle attachment to body not exposed) resembles...
Botting, Joseph P ; Candela, Yves ; Carrió, Vicen ; Crighton, William R B