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Pseudodiploria

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Taxonomy
Pseudodiploria was named by Budd et al. (2012). It is extant. Its type is Meandrina strigosa. It was considered monophyletic by Budd et al. (2012).

It was assigned to Faviinae by Budd et al. (2012).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2012Pseudodiploria Budd et al. pp. 523 - 524

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyFaviidaeGregory 1900
subfamilyFaviinaeGregory 1900
genusPseudodiploria

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. F. Budd et al. 2012Macromorphology: meandroid (uniserial), with medium valleys (4–15 mm); little or no coenosteum; continuous, trabecular columella; welldeveloped epitheca; moderately developed tabular endotheca; small septal lobes (Fig. 11G, H, 16C–F).

Micromorphology: regular tricorne teeth with pointed tips and elliptical bases orientated transverse to the septal plane; smooth interarea of teeth; spiked granules organized in lines; teeth in different septal cycles and across individual septa similar in size and shape (Fig. 20J–O).

Microstructure: septothecal wall with trabeculothecal elements; weak clusters of calcification centres within costosepta, which are connected by medial lines; no carinae; fibrous thickening deposits containing layers (Fig. 24J–O).