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Microphyllia soemmeringii

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Meandrina soemmeringii was named by Muenster (1829).

It was recombined as Latimaeandra soemmeringii by Milne-Edwards and Haime (1857); it was recombined as Microphyllia soemmeringii by Vaughan and Wells (1943).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1829Meandrina soemmeringii Muenster
1829Meandrina soemmeringii M├╝nster
1857Latimaeandra soemmeringii Milne-Edwards and Haime
1943Microphyllia soemmeringii Vaughan and Wells

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderMicrosoleninaMorycowa and Roniewicz 1995
familyLatomeandridaeAlloiteau 1952
genusMicrophylliad'Orbigny 1849
speciessoemmeringii(Muenster 1829)

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 Late/Upper Oxfordian to the top of the Early/Lower Tithonian or 161.20000 to 145.00000 Ma

Collections (8 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3France (Bourgogne) Microphyllia soemmeringii (93114)
Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Saudi Arabia Microphyllia soemmeringii (28058)
Middle Oxfordian - Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Saudi Arabia Microphyllia soemmeringii (28061)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Germany (Baden-Wurttemberg) Microphyllia soemmeringii (23887 23902)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Germany (Baden-W├╝rttemberg) Microphyllia soemmeringii (23903 23904 34398)