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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Anthemiphylliidae

Anthemiphylliidae was named by Vaughan (1907).

It was assigned to Faviicae by Wells (1956).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1907Anthemiphylliidae Vaughan
1956Anthemiphylliidae Wells

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyAnthemiphylliidaeVaughan 1907
familyAnthemiphylliidaeVaughan 1907

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitesubo
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticsubo
Diet 2: suspension feedersubo
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-21 04:32:59
Modified: 2008-02-21 06:32:59
Source: subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Eocene to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 37.20000 to 0.01170 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 33.9 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Tonga Anthemiphyllia catinata (70950)
Chattian - Aquitanian28.1 - 20.44USA (Florida) Anthemiphyllia sp. (123677)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Spain Anthemiphyllia sp. (56687)
Pliocene - Pleistocene5.333 - 0.0117Philippines Anthemiphyllia dentata (92586)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Japan Anthemiphyllia dentata (122886)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Japan Anthemiphyllia dentata (92589)