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Placotrochus

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Flabellidae

Taxonomy
Placotrochus was named by Milne-Edwards and Haime (1848) [Sepkoski's age data: T Than-l R Sepkoski's reference number: 86]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Flabellidae by Wells (1956) and Squires and Demetrion (1992); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Placotrochus Milne-Edwards and Haime
1956Placotrochus Wells
1992Placotrochus Squires and Demetrion p. 24
2002Placotrochus Sepkoski, Jr.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderCaryophylliina(Vaughan and Wells 1943)
superfamilyFlabellicaeBourne 1905
familyFlabellidaeBourne 1905
genusPlacotrochusMilne-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