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Mesomorpha magna

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae

Taxonomy
Mesomorpha magna was named by Beauvais and Nouiouat (1993). Its type locality is Hassi Mguita, Ouled Nails Mountains, Unit R VI, which is in an Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian perireef or subreef marl in Algeria.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Mesomorpha magna Beauvais and Nouiouat

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderAstraeoinaAlloiteau 1952
familyCurtoseriidae
genusMesomorphaPratz 1883
speciesmagna

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: aragoniteo
Grouping: colonialo
Clonal: yeso
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: microcarnivoreo
Diet 2: photosymbiotico
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2004-02-27 16:54:46
Modified: 2009-10-09 15:38:42
Source: o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Oxfordian to the top of the Kimmeridgian or 163.50000 to 152.10000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian163.5 - 152.1Algeria Mesomorpha magna (type locality: 79372)