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Caryophyllia capayensis

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Taxonomy
Caryophyllia capayensis was named by Bentson (1943). Its type locality is Capay Eocene Corals, CA, II, which is in a Ypresian deep subtidal sandstone/conglomerate in the Capay Formation of California.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1943Caryophyllia capayensis Bentson

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderCaryophylliina(Vaughan and Wells 1943)
superfamilyCaryophylliicaeGray 1847
familyCaryophylliidaeGray 1847
subfamilyCaryophylliinaeGray 1847
genusCaryophylliaLamarck 1801
speciescapayensis

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Grouping: solitaryf
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Life habit: low-level epifaunalf
Diet: suspension feederg
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2004-02-29 09:12:28
Modified: 2004-02-29 11:12:28
Source: g = genus, f = family, o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: Ypresian or 56.00000 to 47.80000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8USA (California) Caryophyllia capayensis (type locality: 78722)