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Placophyllia

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Placophylliidae

Taxonomy
Placophyllia was named by d'Orbigny (1848) [Sepkoski's age data: J m K Apti-l Sepkoski's reference number: 819]. It is not extant. It is the type genus of Placophylliidae.

It was assigned to Placosmiliidae by Roniewicz (1976) and Turnsek (1997); to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Placophylliidae by Morycowa and Misik (2005).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Placophyllia d'Orbigny
1976Placophyllia Roniewicz
1997Placophyllia Turnsek
2002Placophyllia Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Placophyllia Morycowa and Misik

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Life
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
RankNameAuthor
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderRhipidogyrina
familyPlacophylliidaeEliasova 1990
genusPlacophylliad'Orbigny 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