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Anthozoa - Scleractinia


This is a juniour homonym of a Paleozoic coral. Genus should be abandoned.

Palaeosmilia was named by Alloiteau (1952) [Sepkoski's age data: J u Sepkoski's reference number: 828]. It is not extant.

It was assigned to Scleractinia by Wells (1956) and Sepkoski (2002).

Species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1952Palaeosmilia Alloiteau
1956Palaeosmilia Wells
2002Palaeosmilia Sepkoski, Jr.

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
genusPalaeosmiliaAlloiteau 1952

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