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Anthozoa - Scleractinia

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1900Faviicae Gregory
1956Faviicae Wells
1986Faviicae Stanley, Jr.

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

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 Pelsonian to the top of the Holocene or 247.20000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 242.0 Ma

Collections (3214 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Anisian247.2 - 242.0China (Guizhou) Montlivaltia sp. A (81047)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Hungary (Baranya) Montlivaltia sp. (78645)
Pelsonian - Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Poland Omphalophyllia triasina (34729)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Italy (Trento) Montlivaltia sp., Montlivaltia marmolatae, Montlivaltia schaeferi, Montlivaltia radiciformis (202272)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Italy Thecosmilia rothpletzi (202001 202041)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Tajikistan Elysastraea fischeri (81064) Elysastraea haueri (75610)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Germany Montlivaltia sp. (67652)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0USA (Nevada) Elysastraea sp. A (100454)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Italy (South Tyrol) Rhabdophyllia recondita, Thecosmilia norica, Elysastraea parvula (205128)
Longobardian242.0 - 235.0China (Guizhou) Elasmophyllia milchi (78652)
Ladinian - Carnian242.0 - 228.0Italy Thecosmilia sp. (182585 182586)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Hungary Montlivaltia sp. (70800)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Thailand Montlivaltia sp. (34566 44813)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Japan Elysastraea sp. (34883) Montlivaltia sp., Isastraea sp. (38133) Montlivaltia timorica (34885)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy (South Tyrol) Thecosmilia rothpletzi, Thecosmilia rariseptata (205157) Thecosmilia sp., Isastraea sp. (205149)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy Montlivaltia cipitensis, Montlivaltia radiciformis (38160) Montlivaltia obliqua, Montlivaltia radiciformis (38166) Montlivaltia septafindens (38161) Montlivaltia verae, Montlivaltia obliqua, Isastraea ampezzana (38162) Thecosmilia sp. (170920)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5USA (Oregon) Elysastraea sp. (41468) Montlivaltia sp. (100517)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5Austria Montlivaltia sp. (60369)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3USA (Alaska) Isastraea sp. (40683)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3Indonesia (West Sumatra) Thecosmilia sp. (204434)