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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1926Montlivaltiidae Dietrich
1956Montlivaltiidae Wells
1997Montlivaltiidae Turnsek
2003Montlivaltiidae Baron-Szabo et al.
2005Montlivaltiidae Morycowa and Misik

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMontlivaltiidaeDietrich 1926
familyMontlivaltiidaeDietrich 1926

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: aragonitesubo
Grouping: colonialf
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 11:59:19
Modified: 2008-02-05 13:59:19
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range: base of the Pelsonian to the top of the Late/Upper Pliocene or 247.20000 to 2.58800 Ma

Collections (1014 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Anisian247.2 - 242.0China (Guizhou) Montlivaltia sp. A (81047)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Hungary (Baranya) Montlivaltia sp. (78645)
Pelsonian - Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Poland Omphalophyllia triasina (34729)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Italy (Trento) Montlivaltia sp., Montlivaltia marmolatae, Montlivaltia schaeferi, Montlivaltia radiciformis (202272)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Germany Montlivaltia sp. (67652)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Tajikistan Elysastraea fischeri (81064) Elysastraea haueri (75610)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Italy Thecosmilia rothpletzi (202001)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0USA (Nevada) Elysastraea sp. A (100454)
Longobardian242.0 - 235.0China (Guizhou) Elasmophyllia milchi (78652)
Ladinian - Carnian242.0 - 228.0Italy Thecosmilia sp. (182585 182586)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Aquitanian - Serravallian23.03 - 11.62Libya Nerthastraea sp., Nerthastraea orbignyi (34499)
Miocene23.03 - 5.333Indonesia Rhabdophyllia indica (109101)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97France Nerthastraea sp. (163838)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Sri Lanka Montlivaltia brevis (77477)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Pakistan (Sind) Montlivaltia jacquemonti (11292)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Iran (Kerman) Rhabdophyllia indica (87117) Rhabdophyllia retiformans, Trochosmilia delicatissima, Trochosmilia persica (87114)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Iran Trochosmilia progoensis (25257) Trochosmilia sp. (25256)
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Indonesia Placosmilia sp. (108813 108814)
Early/Lower Pliocene - Late/Upper Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Costa Rica Isastrea sp. (198247)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Papua New Guinea Montlivaltia vignei (42736)