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Protoheterastrea

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Protoheterastraeidae

Taxonomy
Protoheterastrea was named by Wells (1937) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Ladi Tr Nori-l Sepkoski's reference number: 919]. It is not extant. Its type is Hexastraea leonhardi.

It was corrected as Protoheterastraea by Stanley and Onoue (2015).

It was assigned to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); to Protoheterstraeidae by Roniewicz and Michalik (2002); and to Protoheterastraeidae by Stanley and Onoue (2015).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1937Protoheterastrea Wells
2002Protoheterastrea Roniewicz and Michalik p. 151
2002Protoheterastrea Sepkoski, Jr.
2015Protoheterastraea Stanley and Onoue p. 19

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderCaryophylliina(Vaughan and Wells 1943)
familyProtoheterastraeidaeCuif 1977
genusProtoheterastreaWells 1937

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