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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Circophyllia was named by Milne-Edwards and Haime (1848) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-l T Eo-u Sepkoski's reference number: 86]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Mussidae by Wells (1956); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Circophyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime
1956Circophyllia Wells
1969Ghirobocyathus Barta-Calmus
2002Circophyllia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Ghirobocyathus Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Ghirobocyathus Kiessling

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyMussidaeOrtmann 1890
genusCircophylliaMilne-Edwards and Haime 1848

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