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Placophora

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Taxonomy
Placophora was named by Fromentel (1879) [Sepkoski's age data: K l].

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

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1879Placophora Fromentel
1956Placophora Wells
2002Placophora Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyFaviidaeGregory 1900
subfamilyMontastreinaeVaughan and Wells 1943
genusPlacophoraFromentel 1879

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