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Mussa

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Taxonomy
Mussa was named by Oken (1815) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-m R Sepkoski's reference number: 1102]. It is extant.

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1815Mussa Oken
2000Mussa Veron p. 64
2002Mussa Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyMussidaeOrtmann 1890
genusMussaOken 1815

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