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Anthozoa - Scleractinia

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1943Faviina Vaughan and Wells
1986Faviina Stanley, Jr.
1998Faviina Roniewicz and Michalík

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitesubo
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticsubo
Diet 2: suspension feedersubo
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-21 04:32:59
Modified: 2008-02-21 06:32:59
Source: subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Pelsonian to the top of the Holocene or 247.20000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 242.0 Ma

Collections (3600 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Anisian247.2 - 242.0China (Guizhou) Montlivaltia sp. A, Pamiroseris silesiaca (81047)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Hungary (Baranya) Montlivaltia sp. (78645)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Poland Pamiroseris silesiaca (34731) Pamiroseris sp. (34732)
Pelsonian247.2 - 242.0Italy Pamiroseris sp. (23570)
Pelsonian247.2 - 242.0Poland Pamiroseris silesiaca (25131)
Pelsonian - Illyrian247.2 - 242.0China (Guizhou) Pamiroseris silesiaca (31617 31623 31631)
Pelsonian - Illyrian247.2 - 242.0China (Yunnan) Pamiroseris silesiaca (78655)
Pelsonian - Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Poland Pamiroseris silesiaca, Morycastraea opoliensis, Chevalieria tenuiseptata, Omphalophyllia triasina (34729)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Italy (Trento) Montlivaltia sp., Montlivaltia marmolatae, Montlivaltia schaeferi, Montlivaltia radiciformis (202272)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Italy Thecosmilia rothpletzi (202001 202041)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Germany Montlivaltia sp. (67652)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Tajikistan Elysastraea fischeri (81064) Elysastraea haueri (75610)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0USA (Nevada) Actinastraea sp. (100463) Elysastraea sp. A, Actinastraea sp. 1, Actinastraea sp. 2 (100454)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Italy (South Tyrol) Rhabdophyllia recondita, Thecosmilia norica, Elysastraea parvula (205128)
Longobardian242.0 - 235.0China (Guizhou) Elasmophyllia milchi (78652)
Longobardian242.0 - 235.0USA (Nevada) Ceriostella variabilis (42552 150771 150772)
Ladinian - Carnian242.0 - 228.0Italy Thecosmilia sp. (182585 182586)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0China (Sichuan) Thamnasteria rectilamellosa (25403)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Japan Elysastraea sp. (34883) Montlivaltia sp., Isastraea sp. (38133) Montlivaltia timorica (34885)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy (South Tyrol) Thecosmilia rothpletzi, Thecosmilia rariseptata (205157) Thecosmilia sp., Isastraea sp. (205149)