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Pectinia

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Taxonomy
Pectinia was named by Oken (1815) [Sepkoski's age data: R]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Pectiniidae by Wells (1956); to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Merulinidae by Huang et al. (2014).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1815Pectinia Oken
1830Tridacophyllia Blainville
1884Physophyllia Duncan
1956Pectinia Wells
1992Physophyllia Veron
2002Pectinia Sepkoski, Jr.
2014Pectinia Huang et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Life
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMerulinidaeVerrill 1866
genusPectiniaOken 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