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Leptoria

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Taxonomy
Leptoria was named by Milne-Edwards and Haime (1848) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo R Sepkoski's reference number: 796]. It is extant. Its type is Leptoria patellaris.

It was assigned to Faviidae by Veron (2000); to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Merulinidae by Huang et al. (2014).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Leptoria Milne-Edwards and Haime
2000Leptoria Veron p. 202
2002Leptoria Sepkoski, Jr.
2014Leptoria Huang et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMerulinidaeVerrill 1866
genusLeptoriaMilne-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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available