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Placosmilia copoyensis

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Taxonomy
Placosmilia copoyensis was named by Frost and Langenheim (1974). Its type locality is Copoya TM-1, which is in a Lutetian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the San Juan Formation of Mexico.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1974Placosmilia copoyensis Frost and Langenheim, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMontlivaltiidaeDietrich 1926
genusPlacosmiliaMilne-Edwards and Haime 1848
speciescopoyensis

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: 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: Lutetian or 47.80000 to 41.30000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Mexico (Chiapas) Placosmilia copoyensis (45920 type locality: 85735)