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Scleractinia (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia

Scleractinia was named by Bourne (1900) [spelt "Scleractina" by Sepkoski]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Zoantharia by Squires (1984), Squires (1987), Squires (1999) and Ezaki (2000); and to Anthozoa by Wells (1953), Squires (1988), Sepkoski (2002) and López-Pérez (2005).

Adekoheastrea, Agathiphylliidae, Amphiastraeina, Anisastraea, Annotocyathus, Anomopora, Apelismilia, Aplocyathus, Archaeocoeniina, Archaeofungiina, Archaeolasmogyra, Astraeoina, Astrocoeniina, Aulastraeoporidae, Bavarosmilia, Budiopsis, Calameastolia, Carantophyllum, Carcicocaenia, Caryophylliina, Chorisastraea, Clausastraeopsis, Clonosmilia, Coelomeandra, Cyclastraeidae, Cyclindrocyathus, Cylindrosmilia, Cynaria, Decaheliocoenia, Dendrophylliina, Desmocoenia, Dichotomosmilia, Diploastraeidae, Diplothecangia, Distichophylliina, Ebocotrochus, Eburneotrochus, Eckastraeidae, Edwardsomeandra, Epitrochus, Etalloniopsis, Euphyllidae, Eupsammidae, Eusmiliopsis, Fasciatiphyllia, Fasciseris, Faviina, Favitopsis, Felixaraeoidea, Fungiina, Furcophyllia, Gallitellia, Gardineroseris, Gombertiphyllia, Haplareidae, Hedeliastraea, Heliostylina, Helladophyllia, Heterocoeniina, Houchangocyathus, Isastraeidae, Isphyllastrea, Karatchastraea, Kobycoenia, Lamellomeandra, Lepiconus, Lithodendron, Lupitschia, Mareastraea, Meandriina, Microsolenina, Miophora, Mioscapophyllia, Misistelloidea, Montastraeidae, Morchellastraea, Ondadiplocteniopsis, Pachysmilia, Pachythecaliina, Palaeophyllia, Palaeoseris, Palaeosmilia, Paracoryphyllia, Phylloseriopsis, Phyllosmilioidea, Pleuropodia, Psammocyathus, Pyramisasteria, Reisocyathus, Reussiphyllia, Rhabdofavia, Rhipidogyrina, Rhopalophyllia, Saeptiphyllia, Sakalavastraeopsis, Saltastraea, Sclydolithus, Siderocoenia, Sinasteria, Siniastraea, Smilostyliidae, Solenocoeniidae, Streptocyathopsis, Streptocyathus, Stylinina, Stylophyllina, Thamnasteria cycloides, Thamnasteria komagataensis, Thamnasteria maxima, Thamnasteria protoserioides, Thamnasteria rikuzenica, Thamnasteriidae, Thamnasterites, Thecoseriopsis, Thigmastrea, Trachyphylliidae, Tropiastraea, Tropiastraeidae, Variabilifavia

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1900Scleractinia Bourne
1951Thamnasteria cycloides Eguchi
1951Thamnasteria komagataensis Eguchi
1951Thamnasteria maxima Eguchi
1951Thamnasteria protoserioides Eguchi
1951Thamnasteria rikuzenica Eguchi
1952Cyclindrocyathus Alloiteau
1953Scleractinia Wells
1984Scleractinia Squires p. 14
1987Scleractinia Squires p. 19
1988Scleractinia Squires p. 6
1994Paracoryphyllia Dronov
1999Scleractinia Squires p. 10
2000Scleractinia Ezaki p. 202
2002Cyclindrocyathus Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Eusmiliopsis Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Saltastraea Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Scleractinia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Thecoseriopsis Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Paracoryphyllia Kiessling
2005Scleractinia López-Pérez p. 80

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
orderScleractiniaBourne 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