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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1943Thamnasteriidae Vaughan and Wells
1986Thamnasteriidae Stanley, Jr.
1997Thamnasteriidae Turnsek

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFungiinaVerrill 1865
familyThamnasteriidaeVaughan and Wells 1943
familyThamnasteriidaeVaughan and Wells 1943

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: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yesf
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 10:03:33
Modified: 2008-01-26 12:03:33
Source: f = family, o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Pelsonian to the top of the Late/Upper Eocene or 247.20000 to 33.90000 Ma

Collections (427 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Anisian247.2 - 242.0China (Guizhou) Thamnasteria sp. A, Thamnasteria sp. B, Thamnasteria sp. C (81047)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Hungary (Baranya) Thamnasteria sp. (78645)
Pelsonian247.2 - 242.0Italy (Vicentin) Thamnasteria silesica (87260)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0China (Yunnan) Substuoresia shizongensis (78654)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0USA (Nevada) Thamnastraea sp. (100463)
Longobardian242.0 - 235.0China (Guizhou) Substuoresia vogelsangi (78652)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Thailand Thamnasteria sp. (34566)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy (South Tyrol) Thamnastraea sp. (205157)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy Thamnasteria sp. (170920) Thamnastraea ramosa (38166)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5USA (Oregon) Thamnasteria sp., Thamnasteria borealis (100517)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Early/Lower Turonian93.5 - 89.3Czech Republic Thamnasteria tenuissima (35144 35148)
Coniacian89.8 - 86.3Serbia and Montenegro Corbariastraea junctiseptata (79221)
Early/Lower Coniacian89.3 - 85.8Austria Thamnasteria favrei (24265 24266)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Spain Corbariastraea junctiseptata (67610)
Late/Upper Santonian85.8 - 83.5Austria (Styria) Corbariastraea weissenbachalmensis (25479)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Bulgaria Corbariastraea rennensis (67576)
Middle Eocene48.6 - 37.2Italy Thamnastraea eocaenica (146611) Thamnastraea sp. (146598)
Lutetian47.8 - 41.3Italy Thamnasteria eocoenica (75454)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0USA (California) Thamnasteria sinuata (122295)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Hungary Thamnasteria leptopetala (123836)