Tabulata

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The larger tabulates were important reef-builders, being found in association with [[Stromatoporoidea|stromatoporoids]]. Some species, like the well known ''[[Favosites]]'', form mound-like colonies, but there are also sheet-like, branching, and chain-like forms.
The larger tabulates were important reef-builders, being found in association with [[Stromatoporoidea|stromatoporoids]]. Some species, like the well known ''[[Favosites]]'', form mound-like colonies, but there are also sheet-like, branching, and chain-like forms.
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==Taxonomy==
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The order Tabulata contains six families according to the ''Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology'', Part F (1956), in order of first appearance:
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:[[Chaetetidae]]<br/>
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:[[Syringophillidae]]<br/>
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:[[Heliolitidae]]<br/>
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:[[Favositidae]]<br/>
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:[[Halysitidae]]<br/>
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:[[Aloporidae]]<br/>
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Some more recent classifications have elevated Tabulata to a subclass and the families to the rank of order. In at least one the Chaetitidae were replaced by Lichenariida and Tetradiida, and the Syringophillidae by Sarcinulida
'''Credits'''
'''Credits'''
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MAK030502
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MAK030502 JHM 9/11/13

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