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Montastraea

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montastraeidae

Taxonomy
Montastraea was named by Blainville (1830) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo-m R Sepkoski's reference number: 796]. It is extant.

It was corrected as Montastrea by Sepkoski (2002); it was misspelled as Montastrea by Kiessling et al. (2011) and Huang et al. (2014).

It was assigned to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); to Faviidae by Wells (1956), Veron (2000) and Kiessling et al. (2011); and to Montastraeidae by Huang et al. (2014).

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Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1830Montastraea Blainville
1848Phyllocoenia Milne-Edwards and Haime
1954Heliastreopsis Chevalier
1956Montastraea Wells
1957Phyllocoeniopsis Alloiteau
1989Phyllocoeniopsis Eliasova p. 90
1997Phyllocoenia Turnsek
2000Montastrea Veron p. 212
2002Montastrea Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Phyllocoenia Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Phyllocoenia Baron-Szabo p. 81
2011Montastrea Kiessling et al.
2014Montastraea Huang et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
RankNameAuthor
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
familyMontastraeidaeYabe and Sugiyama 1941
genusMontastraeaBlainville 1830

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