The Classification of Madreporaria

Article metrics

Abstract

AT present the classification of Madreporarian corals is admitted to be in an unsatisfactory condition. A fair standard of the opinion of the time can be obtained by reference to Prof. Nicholson's “Manual of Palaeontology,” or to Prof, von Zittel's new “Student's Text-book of Palæontology.” One of the most striking features is the insecurity which is now felt about the sub-orders of Milne Edwards and Haime, the M. Rugosa = Tetracoralla (Haeckel), and the M. Aporosa and Perforata = Hexacoralla (Haeckel). Yet the authorities just named think it best to maintain these sub-orders provisionally.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

OGILVIE, M. The Classification of Madreporaria. Nature 55, 280–284 (1897) doi:10.1038/055280a0

Download citation

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.