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Periplacotrochus magnus

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Flabellidae

Placotrochus magnus was named by Dennant (1904). It is not extant. Its type locality is Spring Creek, which is in an Oligocene marine horizon in Australia.

It was recombined as Periplacotrochus magnus by Cairns (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1904Placotrochus magnus Dennant
2017Periplacotrochus magnus Cairns

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderCaryophylliina(Vaughan and Wells 1943)
superfamilyFlabellicaeBourne 1905
familyFlabellidaeBourne 1905

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: aragonitef
Grouping: solitaryf
Clonal: yeso
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Life habit: low-level epifaunalf
Diet: microcarnivoref
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-01-26 09:01:20
Modified: 2009-10-10 09:52:49
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: Chattian or 28.10000 to 23.03000 Ma

Collections (3 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Australia (Victoria) Placotrochus magnus (type locality: 122348)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Australia (Victoria) Periplacotrochus magnus (176277 176295)