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Meandrina (Placocyathus)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Meandrinidae

Taxonomy
Placocyathus was named by Milne-Edwards and Haime (1848) [Sepkoski's age data: T Mi-l T Plio Sepkoski's reference number: 1110].

It was synonymized subjectively with Meandrina by Wells (1956); it was reranked as Meandrina (Placocyathus) by Kiessling (2008).

It was assigned to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Meandrina by Kiessling (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Placocyathus Milne-Edwards and Haime
2002Placocyathus Sepkoski, Jr.
2008Meandrina (Placocyathus) Kiessling

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMeandrinidaeGray 1847
subfamilyMeandrininaeVaughan and Wells 1943
genusMeandrinaLamarck 1801
subgenusPlacocyathus(Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848)

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