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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Monticulastraea was named by Duncan (1880). It is not extant.

It was synonymized subjectively with Hydnophora by Bosellini (1999).

It was assigned to Faviidae by Chevalier (1961) and Baron-Szabo (2006).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1880Monticulastraea Duncan
1961Monticulastraea Chevalier
2006Monticulastraea Baron-Szabo p. 33

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyFaviidaeGregory 1900
genusMonticulastraeaDuncan 1880

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: 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: base of the Cenomanian to the top of the Burdigalian or 100.50000 to 15.97000 Ma

Collections (14 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Cenomanian - Santonian100.5 - 83.6Czech Republic M. roseola (67562)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Saudi Arabia M. sp. (184845)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Serbia and Montenegro M. maeandrina (87672)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0United Arab Emirates M. insignis (12766)
Late/Upper Campanian - Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0United Arab Emirates M. insignis (67456)
Ypresian56.0 - 47.8Pakistan Hydnophora insignis (145130)
Late/Upper Eocene37.2 - 33.9Indonesia M. insignis (71057)
Rupelian33.9 - 28.1Libya M. sp. (10964)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Iran Hydnophora inaequalis (41076)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03Libya M. sp. (34498)
Chattian - Burdigalian28.1 - 15.97Somalia Hydnophora insignis (71068)
Aquitanian23.03 - 20.44Iran Hydnophora insignis (25254)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Pakistan (Sind) M. insignis, M. inaequalis, M. elongata (11292)
Burdigalian20.44 - 15.97Iran Hydnophora insignis (25257)