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Microphyllia astroides

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Taxonomy
Meandrina astroides was named by Goldfuss (1826).

It was recombined as Microphyllia astroides by Geyer (1954).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1826Meandrina astroides Goldfuss
1954Microphyllia astroides Geyer

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderMicrosoleninaMorycowa and Roniewicz 1995
familyLatomeandridaeAlloiteau 1952
genusMicrophylliad'Orbigny 1849
speciesastroides(Goldfuss 1826)

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: 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: Early/Lower Tithonian or 150.80000 to 145.00000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Germany (Baden-W├╝rttemberg) Microphyllia astroides (23904 34398)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Germany (Baden-Wurttemberg) Microphyllia astroides (23887)