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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1926Montlivaltiinae Dietrich
1956Montlivaltiinae Wells

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMontlivaltiidaeDietrich 1926
subfamilyMontlivaltiinaeDietrich 1926
subfamilyMontlivaltiinaeDietrich 1926

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: colonialf
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-05 11:59:19
Modified: 2008-02-05 13:59:19
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range: base of the Pelsonian to the top of the Pliocene or 247.20000 to 2.58800 Ma

Collections (447 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 - 237.0Tajikistan Elysastraea fischeri (81064) Elysastraea haueri (75610)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Italy (South Tyrol) Elysastraea parvula (205128)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0USA (Nevada) Elysastraea sp. A (100454)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Germany Montlivaltia sp. (67652)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Thailand Montlivaltia sp. (34566 44813)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Japan Elysastraea sp. (34883) Montlivaltia sp. (38133) Montlivaltia timorica (34885)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Netherlands (Limburg) Montlivaltia angusticostata (85272 85273)
Selandian - Thanetian61.6 - 56.0Pakistan (Sind) Montlivaltia ranikoti (11289)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0USA (New Jersey) Montlivaltia atlantica (3113)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Pakistan (Sind) Montlivaltia indica (11290)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Pakistan Montlivaltia vignei (11291)
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Italy Montlivaltia bormidensis (86953)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Sri Lanka Montlivaltia brevis (77650)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Pakistan (Sind) Montlivaltia jacquemonti (11292)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Sri Lanka Montlivaltia brevis (77477)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Papua New Guinea Montlivaltia vignei (42736)