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Plesiastrea

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1848Plesiastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime
1906Plesiastrea californica Arnold p. 22
1954Plesiastraeopsis Chevalier
2000Plesiastrea Veron p. 226
2002Plesiastraeopsis Baron-Szabo
2002Plesiastrea Sepkoski, Jr.
2005Plesiastrea López-Pérez p. 83

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyFaviidaeGregory 1900
genusPlesiastreaMilne-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
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitef
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: low-level epifaunalf
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: microcarnivoref
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2009-10-10 08:25:59
Modified: 2009-12-16 11:54:53
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Aptian to the top of the Holocene or 125.00000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 113.0 Ma

Collections (86 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Mexico Stylina vaughani, P. sulcatilamellosa (69900)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Mexico (Oaxaca) P. sulcatilamellosa (79465)
Cenomanian - Santonian100.5 - 83.6Czech Republic Plesiastraeopsis sp., Plesiastraeopsis moravica (67562)
Late/Upper Turonian93.5 - 89.3Bulgaria Phyllocoeniopsis constricta (67563)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Spain Plesiastraeopsis sp. (67084)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Serbia and Montenegro Phyllocoenia incerta (87672)
Eocene56.0 - 33.9Papua New Guinea P. horizontalis (70667)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Pakistan (Sind) P. eocenica (11290)
Early/Lower Oligocene33.9 - 28.4Somalia P. grayi (79041)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Greece P. sp. (79603)
Late/Upper Oligocene28.4 - 23.03Somalia P. grayi (123805)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Iran P. sp. (41076)
Chattian - Burdigalian28.1 - 15.97Somalia P. grayi (71068)
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44Iran P. fungiformis (25254)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Fiji P. versipora (124829)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Egypt P. microcalyx (124239)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Pakistan (Sind) P. sindiana, P. digitata, P. anomala, P. decipiens, P. pedunculata, P. costata (11292)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Iran (Kerman) P. costata (87114) P. fungiformis (87117) P. grayi (87118)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Iran P. decipiens, P. fungiformis, P. grayi (25257) P. sp. (25255 25256 25258)
Burdigalian - Langhian20.44 - 13.82Turkey P. sp. (62460)
Burdigalian - Langhian20.44 - 13.82Australia (Western Australia) P. sp. (34466)
Altonian19.0 - 15.9New Zealand (Auckland) P. sp. (85536) P. sp. A, P. sp. B (85527) P. sp. B (85526)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Fiji P. versipora (124831)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Turkey P. sp. (166094 166203)
Langhian15.97 - 13.82Papua New Guinea (East New Britain) P. versipora (124824)
Langhian - Serravallian15.97 - 11.62Turkey P. sp. (62463 62464)
Middle Miocene15.97 - 11.608Turkey Orbicella microcalyx (124508)
Badenian13.65 - 12.7Romania P. reussiana (123125)
Tortonian11.62 - 7.246Turkey P. sp. (62466)
Late/Upper Miocene - Pliocene11.608 - 2.588Indonesia Orbicella versipora (109219 109444)
Messinian7.246 - 5.333Fiji P. versipora (124832 124833)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Egypt P. versipora (96758)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Indonesia Favia versipora (71079) P. versipora (108772 108774 108775 108777)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Papua New Guinea P. versipora (42736)
Late/Upper Pliocene - Pleistocene3.6 - 0.0117Philippines (Mindanao) Montastrea versipora (45347)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Indonesia (South Sulawesi) P. versipora (124789 124792)
Pleistocene2.588 - 0.0117Indonesia P. versipora (104657)
Pleistocene - Holocene2.588 - 0.0Japan Orbicella versipora (63137 63138)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Pitcairn P. versipora (85105 85106)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Japan (Okinawa) P. versipora (62783)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126New Caledonia P. versipora (89432)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Japan P. versipora (88041 88043)
Middle Pleistocene0.781 - 0.126Australia (Queensland) P. verispora (80795)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117Kenya P. sp. (63157 63176) P. sp., P. versipora (63179)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Pakistan P. versipora (192911 192912)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Australia (Western Australia) P. sp. (63320)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117New Caledonia P. versipora (90042 90052 90055)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Papua New Guinea P. versipora (103253 103263 103267 103269)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (interglacial)0.126 - 0.0117Egypt (Sinai) P. sp. (109222)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (glacial)0.126 - 0.0117Japan P. versipora (89236)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Japan P. versipora (88595 88596)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Cook Islands P. sp. (89568)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.126 - 0.0117Australia (Yorke Peninsula) P. versipora (193422 193423 193424)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Japan Montastrea versipora (165433) P. versipora (96956)
Holocene0.0117 - 0.0Japan (Chiba) P. versipora (97528)