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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1900Faviidae Gregory
1956Faviidae Wells p. 30
1997Faviidae Turnsek

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

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: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: low-level epifaunalf
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: microcarnivoref
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Comments: ECOSPACE CODE: 331.f
Created: 2009-10-10 08:25:59
Modified: 2009-12-16 11:54:53
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Julian to the top of the Holocene or 235.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 232.0 Ma

Collections (1698 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Julian235.0 - 232.0Italy Myriophyllia gracilis, Myriophyllia mojsvari (38164) Myriophyllia sp. (69663)
Norian228.0 - 208.5East Timor Myriophyllia timorica (21166)
Lacian221.5 - 215.56Turkey (Anatolia) Myriophyllia sp. (38047)
Toarcian182.7 - 174.1Canada (British Columbia) Sakalavastraea sp. (78990)
Aalenian - Early/Lower Bajocian174.1 - 168.4Iran (Tabas Area) Favia ritterneri (41398)
Late/Upper Bajocian - Middle Bathonian171.6 - 164.7Iran (Tabas Area) Favia sp. (41404)
Bathonian - Middle Callovian168.3 - 161.2Iran (Tabas Area) Favia sp. (41411)
Late/Upper Bathonian167.7 - 164.7India (Kachchh) Rhabdocora sp. (24050)
Late/Upper Bathonian167.7 - 164.7United Kingdom (England) Sakalavastraea collignoni (38159)
Late/Upper Bathonian - Early/Lower Callovian167.7 - 161.2Madagascar (Toliara) Pseudisastraea parva (86481) Stephanaxocoenia magna, Placophora basseae, Sakalavastraea collignoni (86479)
Callovian166.1 - 163.5Tunisia Pseudisastraea parva, Sakalavastraea collignoni (36661) Sakalavastraea collignoni (36664)
Callovian166.1 - 163.5Jordan Rhabdocora sp. (83637)
Callovian166.1 - 163.5Tunisia (Taţāwīn) Cladocora sp. (83347)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3France (Franche-Comte) Myriophyllia rastellina (87801)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3Switzerland Myriophyllia angustata (85959) Myriophyllia rastellina, Myriophyllia angustata (93151 93152)
Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian163.5 - 152.1Mexico (Chihuahua) Montastrea cyclops (11287)
Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian163.5 - 152.1Japan (Fukushima) Myriophyllia sp. (85574)
Late/Upper Jurassic163.5 - 145.0Indonesia Myriophyllia rastellina (68481) Myriophyllia sp., Myriophyllia rastellina (68202)
Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Poland Myriophyllia rastellina (68376)
Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Greece Sakalavastraea clementi, Myriophyllia angustata (86170)