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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Balanophyllia was named by Wood (1844) [Sepkoski's age data: T Dani R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Dendrophylliidae by Wells (1941), Wells (1956) and Kiessling (2008).

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1844Balanophyllia Wood
1848Eupsammia Milne-Edwards and Haime
1872Rhodopsammia Semper
1941Balanophyllia Wells p. 316
1956Balanophyllia Wells
1958Ceratopsammia Alloiteau
1958Eupsammia Alloiteau and Tissier
2002Balanophyllia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Ceratopsammia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Eupsammia Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) Kiessling
2008Balanophyllia Kiessling

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderDendrophylliinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyDendrophylliidaeGray 1847
genusBalanophylliaWood 1844

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.

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