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Gigantostylis

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Gigantostyliidae

Taxonomy
Gigantostylis was named by Frech (1890) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Rhae Sepkoski's reference number: 919]. Its type is Gigantostylis epigonus.

It was assigned to Procyclolitidae by Wells (1956); to Gigantostyliidae by Roniewicz (1989); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1890Gigantostylis Frech
1956Gigantostylis Wells
1989Gigantostylis Roniewicz
2002Gigantostylis Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderStylophyllinaBeauvais 1981
familyGigantostyliidaeFrech 1890
genusGigantostylis

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