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Microphyllia pulchella

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Microphyllia pulchella was named by Beauvais (1966). Its type locality is Pichoux, which is in a Bajocian perireef or subreef limestone in Switzerland.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1966Microphyllia pulchella Beauvais

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderMicrosoleninaMorycowa and Roniewicz 1995
familyLatomeandridaeAlloiteau 1952
genusMicrophylliad'Orbigny 1849

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: aragoniteo
Grouping: colonialf
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yesf
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-01-28 06:50:30
Modified: 2008-01-28 08:50:30
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2003, Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Pliensbachian to the top of the Early/Lower Bajocian or 189.60000 to 168.40000 Ma

Collections (8 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Pliensbachian189.6 - 183.0Chile Microphyllia pulchella (34066)
Aalenian174.1 - 170.3Chile Microphyllia pulchella (58563)
Early/Lower Bajocian171.6 - 168.4Chile Microphyllia pulchella (34631 34632)
Early/Lower Bajocian171.6 - 168.4France Microphyllia pulchella (38591)
Bajocian170.3 - 168.3Switzerland Microphyllia pulchella (type locality: 86614)
Bajocian170.3 - 168.3Chile Microphyllia pulchella (58739 58740)