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Montipora

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Acroporidae

Taxonomy
Montipora was named by Blainville (1830) [Sepkoski's age data: T Eo R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Acroporidae by Veron (2000) and Veron (2000); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1830Montipora Blainville
2000Montipora Veron
2002Montipora Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderAstrocoeniinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyAcroporidaeVerrill 1902
genusMontiporaBlainville 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