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Heterastraea

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oppelismiliidae

Taxonomy
Heterastraea was named by Tomes (1888) [Sepkoski's age data: J Hett J Bajo-l Sepkoski's reference number: 2,919]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Stylophyllidae by Roniewicz and Michalík (1998); to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Oppelismiliidae by Roniewicz (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1888Heterastraea Tomes
1998Heterastraea Roniewicz and Michalík p. 395
2002Heterastraea Sepkoski, Jr.
2009Heterastraea Roniewicz

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderStylophyllinaBeauvais 1981
familyOppelismiliidae
genusHeterastraeaTomes 1888

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