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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Morphastrea was named by d'Orbigny (1850) [Sepkoski's age data: K Vala K Ceno Sepkoski's reference number: 849].

It was synonymized subjectively with Thamnasteria by Wells (1956).

It was assigned to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Agariciidae by Baron-Szabo (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1850Morphastrea d'Orbigny
2002Morphastrea Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Morphastrea Baron-Szabo

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFungiinaVerrill 1865
superfamilyAgariciicaeGray 1847
familyAgariciidaeGray 1847
genusMorphastread'Orbigny 1850

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: aragoniteo
Grouping: colonialo
Clonal: yeso
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: microcarnivoreo
Diet 2: photosymbiotico
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2004-02-27 16:54:46
Modified: 2009-10-09 15:38:42
Source: o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Oxfordian to the top of the Late/Upper Maastrichtian or 161.20000 to 66.00000 Ma

Collections (16 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3France (Franche-Comte) M. haimei (87801)
Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7United Kingdom M. laminata (35300)
Valanginian139.8 - 132.9Hungary Dimorpharaea barcenai (25151)
Hauterivian132.9 - 129.4Georgia Dimorpharaea barcenai (89974)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Mexico (Puebla) Astraeofungia barcenai (89865)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Japan (Iwate) Stylomaeandra pseudominima (91327 91328)
Late/Upper Aptian - Early/Lower Albian122.46 - 109.0Iran (Razavi-Chorasan) Microsolena barcenai (83393)
Late/Upper Aptian - Albian122.46 - 100.5Iran M. ludovicina (31651)
Middle Albian109.0 - 105.3USA (Texas) Dimorpharaea barcenai (74763)
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5Mexico (Guerrero) Dimorpharaea barcenai (89857)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Spain Thamnasteria andranomarivensis (67610)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Jamaica Meandraraea clarendonensis (88335)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Netherlands (Limburg) Synastrea escharoides (85271 85272 85273)