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Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1847Dendrophylliidae Gray
1956Dendrophylliidae Wells

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderDendrophylliinaVaughan and Wells 1943
familyDendrophylliidaeGray 1847
familyDendrophylliidaeGray 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: aragoniteo
Grouping: colonialo
Clonal: yeso
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: microcarnivoreo
Diet 2: photosymbiotico
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2004-02-27 16:54:46
Modified: 2009-10-09 15:38:42
Source: o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Pliensbachian to the top of the Holocene or 189.60000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 183.0 Ma

Collections (542 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Pliensbachian189.6 - 183.0Slovenia Apocladophyllia gozdensis (87254)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Madagascar (Mahajanga) Aplopsammia collignoni, Calostylopsis sakalavensis (86497)
Late/Upper Albian - Early/Lower Cenomanian105.3 - 93.5Mexico (Guerrero) Blastozopsammia guerreroterion (85295)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Ukraine Aplopsammia collignoni (77087)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9USA (Texas) Paracyclolites bakerae (123261 123263)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Austria Balanophyllia sp. (74895)
Late/Upper Santonian85.8 - 83.5Austria (Styria) Rhabdopsammia sp. (25479)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0India (Jammu and Kashmir) Balanophyllia ladakhensis, Balanophyllia varians (87602)
Campanian - Maastrichtian83.6 - 66.0China (Xizang) Dendrophyllia sp. (74287)
Late/Upper Campanian83.5 - 70.6Oman Eupsammia narindensis (67455)
Late/Upper Campanian - Early/Lower Maastrichtian83.5 - 66.0Madagascar (Toliara) Ceratopsammia besairiei (86519)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Texas) Wadeopsammia nodosa (123365)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Jamaica Dendrophyllia sp. (27650)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0USA (Tennessee) Trochosmilia nodosa (88357)
Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0Madagascar (Mahajanga) Eupsammia narindensis (86517) Eupsammia narindensis, Eupsammia collignoni (86511) Palaeopsammia mitsinjoensis (86512)
Maastrichtian - Late/Upper Maastrichtian72.1 - 66.0United Arab Emirates Dendrophyllia nodosa (12766)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Australia (Western Australia) Balanophyllia acostae (123004)
Late/Upper Maastrichtian70.6 - 66.0Netherlands (Limburg) Areopsammia alacca (85268 85270 85273) Areopsammia alacca, Galaxea fasciculata (85272)
Danian66.0 - 61.6USA (Alabama) Balanophyllia ponderosa (2861) Balanophyllia sp. (2862 83297)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Russian Federation (Saratovskaya Oblast) Dendrophyllia candelabrum (86698)