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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Actinastreidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1952Actinastraeidae Alloiteau
1997Actinastraeidae Turnsek
2002Actinastreidae Baron-Szabo
2006Actinastreidae Baron-Szabo p. 17

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderAstrocoeniinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyActinastreidae(Alloiteau 1952)
familyActinastreidae(Alloiteau 1952)

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: colonialf
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yeso
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yesf
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-01-26 09:44:35
Modified: 2008-01-26 11:44:35
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Carnian to the top of the Aquitanian or 237.00000 to 20.44000 Ma

Collections (409 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy Actinastrea sp. (170920)
Late/Upper Triassic237.0 - 201.3Germany Prionastraea schafhaeutli (202142)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Austria (Calcareous Alps) Actinastraea juvavica (38148)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Peru Chondrocoenia schafhaeutli (144408 144409 144410)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Canada (British Columbia) Chondrocoenia waltheri (22994)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Canada (Yukon) Chondrocoenia sp., Chondrocoenia schafhaeuti, Chondrocoenia waltheri (38033)
Norian228.0 - 208.5Mexico (Sonora) Chondrocoenia waltheri (39170 39175 39176 39179 100116)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3USA (Idaho) Actinastraea idahoensis, Actinastraea schafhaeutli (99505)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Slovenia Chondrocoenia paradoxa (36566)
Norian - Rhaetian228.0 - 201.3Chile Actinastrea sp. (34638)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Early/Lower Paleocene66.0 - 61.7Egypt Astrocoenia decaphylla (34684)
Danian66.0 - 61.6France Actinastraea hexaphylloides (76889)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Netherlands (Limburg) Actinastrea goldfussi (85275)
Paleocene66.0 - 56.0India (Gujarat) Actinastrea sp. (171803)
Selandian - Thanetian61.6 - 56.0Pakistan (Sind) Astrocoenia ramosa (11289)
Late/Upper Paleocene58.7 - 55.8Egypt Actinastrea sp. (69637)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Somalia Astrocoenia ramosa (71063)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Czech Republic Actinastrea cavernata, Actinastrea inrasa (69514)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3France Astrocoenia decaphylla (124263)
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44France Actinastraea pyrenaica (161396)