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Heterocyathus

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Taxonomy
Heterocyathus was named by Milne-Edwards and Haime (1848) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-u R Sepkoski's reference number: 796]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Caryophylliidae by Veron (2000); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Heterocyathus Milne-Edwards and Haime
1851Stephanoseris Milne-Edwards and Haime
2000Heterocyathus Veron p. 412
2002Bracytrochus Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Heterocyathus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderCaryophylliina(Vaughan and Wells 1943)
superfamilyCaryophylliicaeGray 1847
familyCaryophylliidaeGray 1847
genusHeterocyathusMilne-Edwards and Haime 1848

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