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Ellipsosmilia

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Taxonomy
Ellipsosmilia was named by d'Orbigny (1849) [Sepkoski's age data: K Sant , K Camp Sepkoski's reference number: 818]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Montlivaltiidae by Kiessling (2008).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1849Ellipsosmilia d'Orbigny
2002Ellipsosmilia Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Ellipsosmilia Kiessling

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMontlivaltiidaeDietrich 1926
genusEllipsosmiliad'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