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Microsmilia

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Taxonomy
Microsmilia was named by Koby (1888) [Sepkoski's age data: J Bajo J u Sepkoski's reference number: 842].

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

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1888Microsmilia Koby
1956Microsmilia Wells
1997Colonicyathus Eliasova
2002Microsmilia Sepkoski, Jr.
2003Colonicyathus Kiessling

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderCaryophylliina(Vaughan and Wells 1943)
superfamilyCaryophylliicaeGray 1847
familyCaryophylliidaeGray 1847
subfamilyCaryophylliinaeGray 1847
genusMicrosmiliaKoby 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