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Favia africana

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Taxonomy
Favia africana was named by Latham (1929). It is not extant. Its type locality is Dubino, Berbera area, which is in an Oligocene reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in Somalia.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1929Favia africana Latham

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyFaviidaeGregory 1900
genusFaviaOken 1815
speciesafricanaLatham 1929

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: aragonitef
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: low-level epifaunalf
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: microcarnivoref
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2009-10-10 08:25:59
Modified: 2009-12-16 11:54:53
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Chattian to the top of the Oligocene or 28.10000 to 23.03000 Ma

Collections (2 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Somalia Favia africana (type locality: 71062)
Chattian - Burdigalian28.1 - 15.97Somalia Favia africana (71068)