Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections

Thamnasteria scita

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae

Thamnasteria scita was named by Milne-Edwards and Haime (1851).

It was recombined as Stereocaenia scita by Beauvais (1970).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1851Thamnasteria scita Milne-Edwards and Haime
1970Stereocaenia scita Beauvais
2003Thamnasteria scita Pandey and F├╝rsich

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFungiinaVerrill 1865
familyThamnasteriidaeVaughan and Wells 1943
genusThamnasteriaLeSauvage 1823
speciesscitaMilne-Edwards and Haime 1851

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: aragonitef
Grouping: colonialf
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yesf
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-01-26 10:03:33
Modified: 2008-01-26 12:03:33
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Bajocian to the top of the Late/Upper Oxfordian or 170.30000 to 155.70000 Ma

Collections (6 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aalenian - Early/Lower Bajocian174.1 - 168.4Iran (Tabas Area) Thamnasteria scita (41398)
Bajocian170.3 - 168.3Switzerland (Jura) Stereocoenia scita (86671)
Bathonian168.3 - 166.1United Kingdom (England) Stereocoenia scita (77248)
Late/Upper Bathonian167.7 - 164.7United Kingdom (England) Stereocoenia scita (38159)
Middle Callovian - Late/Upper Oxfordian164.7 - 155.7Iran (Tabas Area) Thamnasteria scita (41419)
Middle Callovian - Early/Lower Kimmeridgian164.7 - 150.8Iran (Tabas Area) Thamnasteria scita (41417)