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Poritidae

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1842Poritidae Gray
1956Poritidae Wells

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFungiinaVerrill 1865
superfamilyPoriticaeGray 1842
familyPoritidaeGray 1842
familyPoritidaeGray 1842

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: aragonitef
Grouping: colonialf
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marinef
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-04 11:33:30
Modified: 2008-02-04 13:33:30
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Turonian to the top of the Holocene or 93.50000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 89.8 Ma

Collections (1503 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cenomanian - Santonian100.5 - 83.6Czech Republic Rothastrea bieskidensis, Rothastrea retifera, Rothastrea laurina, Rothastrea lubinensis (67562)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8Tunisia Poritidae indet. (74219)
Late/Upper Turonian - Coniacian93.5 - 86.3Austria Goniopora elegans (27296)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Jamaica Porites reussiana (88335)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0Cuba Goniopora reussiana (87606 87670)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0Jamaica (St. James Parish) Goniopora reussiana, Goniopora trechmanni (88337)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Jamaica (Portland) Goniopora trechmanni (88525)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Mexico Goniopora sp. (138913)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Oman Favites tenuiseptata (67009)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Jamaica Goniopora imperatoris (27647 27653) Goniopora imperatoris, Goniopora microscopica (27650)
Maastrichtian - Late/Upper Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0United Arab Emirates Goniopora imperatoris (12766)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Jamaica Goniopora imperatoris (27649)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0USA (Mississippi) Dictyaraea sp. (4161) Dictyarea indet. (4162 4163 4165)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Russian Federation (Saratovskaya Oblast) Goniopora websteri (86698)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Slovenia Goniopora elegans (79280 79281 79284) Litharaeopsis subepithecata (79287)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Ukraine (Cherkaska) Goniopora elegans (77069)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Pakistan (Sind) Litharaea epithecata (11288)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Spain Goniopora sp. (68902)
Danian - Thanetian66.0 - 56.0Italy Porites sp., Goniopora elegans (24269)
Paleocene66.0 - 56.0India (Gujarat) Alveopora verrilliana (171803)