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Montlivaltia radiciformis

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Taxonomy
Cyathophyllum radiciforme was named by Münster (1841). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is St. Cassian (Munster coll), which is in a Julian carbonate limestone in the Cassian Formation of Italy.

It was recombined as Montlivaltia radiciformis by Laube (1865).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1841Cyathophyllum radiciforme Münster p. 38 figs. Pl 2, fig 23
1865Montlivaltia radiciformis Laube p. 30

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
RankNameAuthor
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMontlivaltiidaeDietrich 1926
subfamilyMontlivaltiinaeDietrich 1926
genusMontlivaltiaLamouroux 1821
speciesradiciformis()

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: aragonitesubo
Grouping: solitaryg
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-05 12:00:16
Modified: 2008-02-05 14:00:16
Source: g = genus, f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range: base of the Middle Triassic to the top of the Julian or 247.20000 to 232.00000 Ma

Collections (6 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Italy (Trento) Montlivaltia radiciformis (202272)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy Montlivaltia radiciformis (38160 38166)
Julian235.0 - 232.0Italy Cyathophyllum radiciforme (type locality: 137429) Montlivaltia radiciformis (34691 38164)