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Stylophyllopsis

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Stylophyllidae

Taxonomy
Stylophyllopsis was named by Frech (1890) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Anis J Plie-u Sepkoski's reference number: 183,919]. It is not extant. Its type is Stylophyllopsis polyactis.

It was assigned to Stylophyllidae by Roniewicz and Michalík (1998) and Stolarski and Russo (2002); and to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1890Stylophyllopsis Frech
1998Stylophyllopsis Roniewicz and Michalík p. 395
2002Stylophyllopsis Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Stylophyllopsis Stolarski and Russo

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Neuralia
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderStylophyllinaBeauvais 1981
familyStylophyllidaeVolz 1896
genusStylophyllopsis

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
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. Stolarski and A. Russo 2002Solitary or phaceloid stylophyllid with cylindrical or trochoid coralla. Septal spines embedded in stereome and form compact septa; spines on septal axial edge dissociated.