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Defrancia

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Taxonomy
Defrancia was named by Alloiteau (1957) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi Sepkoski's reference number: 658]. It is not extant.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1957Defrancia Alloiteau
1961Defrancia Chevalier
2002Defrancia Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyFaviidaeGregory 1900
genusDefranciaAlloiteau 1957

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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: low-level epifaunalf
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: microcarnivoref
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2009-10-10 08:25:59
Modified: 2009-12-16 11:54:53
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Rupelian to the top of the Burdigalian or 33.90000 to 15.97000 Ma

Collections (7 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Libya D. irregularis (10964)
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44France D. irregularis (70232) D. irregularis, D. tamarisensis (70315) D. peyrerensis (161396)
Aquitanian - Serravallian23.03 - 11.62Libya D. irregularis (34499)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Italy D. irregularis (70450)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97France (Aquitaine) D. irregularis (70203)