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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Montlivaltia was named by Lamouroux (1821) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Anis-l K l Sepkoski's reference number: 796,934]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Astraeidae by Smith (1927); to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); to Montlivaltiidae by Fischer (1969), Roniewicz (1976) and Baron-Szabo (2006); and to Montlivaltiinae by Kiessling (2008).

M. (Plesiomontlivaltia), M. alata, M. alcobacensis, M. angusticostata, M. arcuata, M. atlantica, M. bangoinensis, M. bifida, M. brevis, M. bulgarica, M. bullata, M. caespitosa, M. capitata, M. cartieri, M. caryophyllata, M. cavali, M. champlittensis, M. chariensis, M. cherahilensis, M. choffati, M. compressa, M. compressoides, M. cornutiformis, M. cosmanni, M. cottreaui, M. crassisepta, M. crenata, M. culullus, M. cupuliformis, M. cyclolitoides, M. decipiens (syn. M. numismalis), M. deqenensis, M. dianthus, M. dilatata, M. ducreti, M. ellipsocylindrica, M. frustriformis, M. gigas, M. gregoryi, M. greppini, M. gyensis, M. hourcqi, M. icaunensis, M. incubans, M. induta, M. jaunensis, M. kachensis, M. kairouanensis, M. kaufmanni, M. kobyi, M. langi, M. laufonensis, M. lesueuri, M. mallens, M. marmolatae, M. matheyi, M. mayaoensis, M. meriani, M. mitodaensis, M. moeschi, M. multiformis, M. nattheimensis, M. obconica, M. obliqua (syn. Anthophyllum venustum), M. orientalis, M. parasitica, M. pedunculata, M. polymorpha, M. radiciformis, M. rosula, M. rugulosa, M. sarthacensis, M. schaeferi, M. septafindens, M. shiquanheensis, M. smithi, M. soaravikelyensis, M. stueri, M. subdispar, M. subinflata, M. subturbinata, M. superficialis, M. symmetrica, M. tenuilamellata, M. tenuilamellosa, M. thurmanni, M. todanaensis, M. triasina, M. trochoides, M. truncata (syn. M. sioufensis, M. xizangensis), M. tubicina, M. turgida, M. uricornis, M. variabilis, M. vasiformis, M. vesiculosa (syn. M. renevieri), M. waterhousei, M. xainzaensis, M. zangbeiensis

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1821Montlivaltia Lamouroux
1927Montlivaultia Smith p. 126
1969Montlivaltia Fischer
1976Montlivaltia Roniewicz
2002Montlivaltia Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Montlivaltia Baron-Szabo p. 51
2008Montlivaltia Kiessling

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMontlivaltiidaeDietrich 1926
subfamilyMontlivaltiinaeDietrich 1926
genusMontlivaltiaLamouroux 1821

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitesubo
Grouping: solitaryg
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-05 12:00:16
Modified: 2008-02-05 14:00:16
Source: g = genus, f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range: base of the Pelsonian to the top of the Pliocene or 247.20000 to 2.58800 Ma

Collections (401 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Anisian247.2 - 242.0China (Guizhou) M. sp. A (81047)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Hungary (Baranya) M. sp. (78645)
Pelsonian - Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Poland Omphalophyllia triasina (34729)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Italy (Trento) M. sp., M. marmolatae, M. schaeferi, M. radiciformis (202272)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Germany M. sp. (67652)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Japan M. sp. (38133) M. timorica (34885)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Thailand M. sp. (34566 44813)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy M. cipitensis, M. radiciformis (38160) M. obliqua, M. radiciformis (38166) M. septafindens (38161) M. verae, M. obliqua (38162)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Hungary M. sp. (70800)
Carnian - Norian237.0 - 208.5USA (Oregon) M. sp. (100517)

Youngest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state PBDB collection number
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Netherlands (Limburg) M. angusticostata (85272 85273)
Selandian - Thanetian61.6 - 56.0Pakistan (Sind) M. ranikoti (11289)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0USA (New Jersey) M. atlantica (3113)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Pakistan (Sind) M. indica (11290)
Priabonian38.0 - 33.9Pakistan M. vignei (11291)
Oligocene33.9 - 23.03Italy M. bormidensis (86953)
Early/Lower Miocene23.03 - 15.97Sri Lanka M. brevis (77650)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Pakistan (Sind) M. jacquemonti (11292)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Sri Lanka M. brevis (77477)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Papua New Guinea M. vignei (42736)