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Columastrea

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Columastreidae

Taxonomy
Columastrea was named by d'Orbigny (1849) [Sepkoski's age data: K Sant K Maes Sepkoski's reference number: 86,796,818]. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Columastraeidae.

It was assigned to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Columastraeidae by Baron-Szabo (2006).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1849Columastrea d'Orbigny
1851Columnastraea Milne-Edwards and Haime
2002Columastrea Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Columastrea Baron-Szabo p. 59

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyColumastreidae(Alloiteau 1952)
genusColumastread'Orbigny 1849

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