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Ovalastrea cretacea

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Taxonomy
Favia cretacea was named by Morycowa and Marcopoulou-Diacantoni (2002). It is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Agrostylia, Parnassos, which is in an Albian open shallow subtidal limestone in Greece.

It was recombined as Ovalastrea cretacea by Baron-Szabo (2009).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Favia cretacea Morycowa and Marcopoulou-Diacantoni
2009Ovalastrea cretacea Baron-Szabo

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderMicrosoleninaMorycowa and Roniewicz 1995
familyLatomeandridaeAlloiteau 1952
genusOvalastread'Orbigny 1849
speciescretacea()

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: Albian or 113.00000 to 100.50000 Ma

Collections: one only


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Albian113.0 - 100.5Greece Favia cretacea (type locality: 74811)