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Heliastrea nerthensis

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae

Heliastrea nerthensis was named by Chevalier (1961). It is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Chainon de La Nerthe, Bouches-du-Rhone, which is in an Aquitanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/marl in France.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1961Heliastrea nerthensis Chevalier

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyHeliastraeidaeAlloiteau 1952
genusHeliastreaMilne Edwards and Haime 1857

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: aragonitesubo
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticsubo
Diet 2: suspension feedersubo
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-21 04:32:59
Modified: 2008-02-21 06:32:59
Source: subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range: base of the Aquitanian to the top of the Burdigalian or 23.03000 to 15.97000 Ma

Collections (3 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44France Heliastrea nerthensis (type locality: 70315)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97France Heliastrea nerthensis (70191)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97France (Aquitaine) Heliastrea nerthensis (70203)