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Heliastrea (Athecastraea)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae

Taxonomy
Heliastrea (Athecastraea) was named by Chevalier (1961) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi Sepkoski's reference number: 658]. It is not extant.

It was reranked as Athecastraea by Sepkoski (2002).

It was assigned to Heliastrea by Chevalier (1961); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1961Heliastrea (Athecastraea) Chevalier
2002Athecastraea Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyHeliastraeidaeAlloiteau 1952
genusHeliastreaMilne Edwards and Haime 1857
subgenusAthecastraea

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