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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Meandrinidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1847Meandrinidae Gray
1956Meandrinidae Wells

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMeandrinidaeGray 1847
familyMeandrinidaeGray 1847

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 Late/Upper Bathonian to the top of the Holocene or 167.70000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 166.1 Ma

Collections (297 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Bathonian168.3 - 166.1United Kingdom Bathycoenia statteri (161723)
Bathonian168.3 - 166.1France Scyphocoenia staminifera (161867)
Late/Upper Bathonian167.7 - 164.7United Kingdom (England) Bathycoenia moneta, Bathycoenia slatteri (38159)
Middle Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Iran (Tabas Area) Kologyra tuberosa (41422)
Early/Lower Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Spain Kologyra tuberosa (34612)
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Turkmenistan Glenarea prozorovskii (91687)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0Bulgaria Plesiodiplocteniopsis obtusangularis, Plesiodiplocteniopsis acutangularis, Plesiodiplocteniopsis dichotoma, Plesiodiplocteniopsis praeramificenta (179688)
Aptian125.0 - 113.0China (Xizang) Aulosmilia archiaci (74258)
Late/Upper Aptian - Early/Lower Albian122.46 - 109.0Iran (Razavi-Chorasan) Rennensismilia inflexa (83393)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Greece Parnassomeandra diacantoniae (74811)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Slovenia Strotogyra augusti (68731)
Late/Upper Albian - Cenomanian105.3 - 93.9Egypt Tortoflabellum sp. (150677)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9India Rennensismilia inflexa (50104)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt Tortoflabellum sp. (140110 140111 140114)
Early/Lower Cenomanian - Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt Tortoflabellum sp. (150614 150875)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Germany Glenarea poctai (74193)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Czech Republic Glenarea cretacea, Glenarea poctai (35138) Glenarea poctai (35113) Nefophyllia sp. (35105) Nefophyllia sp., Glenarea poctai (34737)
Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Egypt Tortoflabellum sp. (140233 140235 161467)
Middle Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Germany Aulosmilia bipartita, Aulosmilia consobrina, Aulosmilia inconstans, Pachygyra krameri (160830)
Turonian93.9 - 89.8Azerbaijan (Qubadli) Aulosmilia archiaci (86683)