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Stephen D. Cairns
Classification after Wells (1956). Family marked with a cross ( ) is exclusively fossil.
Containing group: Scleractinia


The faviines have septa formed of one or more fan systems of simple or compound trabeculae, ranging from isolated spines to imperforate lamellae; synapticulae are absent. Septal margins are regularly dentate and coralla may be solitary or colonial. Dissepiments are well developed.

This page is still under construction and at this point merely serves as transportation to lower level taxa.


Wells, J. W. 1956. Scleractinia. Pp. F328-F444 In: Moore, R. C. (editor) Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part F: Coelenterata. University of Kansas Press, Lawrence.

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Creation of this page was supported by US National Science Foundation grants DEB95-21819 and DEB 99-78106 (in the program PEET - Partnerships to Enhance Expertise in Taxonomy) to Daphne G. Fautin, grant DEB99-78086 (in the program PEET) to Stephen D. Cairns, and grant OCE 00-03970 (in NOPP, the National Oceanographic Partnership Program) to D.G.F. and Robert W. Buddemeier.

Technical assistance was rendered by Adorian Ardelean.

Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., USA

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Cairns, Stephen D. 2002. Faviina. Version 28 October 2002 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Faviina/19160/2002.10.28 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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