The PEDIGREE of
(NN), a coral reef or atoll

     (coral reefs are complex ecological affairs; at the heart there is SYMBIOSIS between coral and zooxanthellae)

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/-- Empire of Opisthokonts (Animals)   +====> [ 56]
/-- Superkingdom Holozoa
/-- Kingdom of Apoikozoa (Animals)
/-- Subkingdom of Metazoa (Multicellular Animals)
/-- Superbranch Eumetazoa
/-- Superphylum Planulozoa
/   | or: prob. not Branch Radiata, q.v.
/-- Phylum Cnidaria (Coelenterates)
/-- Class Anthozoa (Corals & Sea Anemones)
/-- Clade of Hard Corals & Sea Anemones
/-- Subclass Hexacorallia
/-- Order Scleractinia (stony corals)
/-- Suborder Astrocoeniina
/-- Family Pocilloporidae
/-- Genus Stylophora (Bird's Nest Corals)
/-- Stylophora pistillata
/   | or: other Hermatypic coral
- (NN), a coral reef or atoll
/-- Domain of Eukaryotes   +====> [ 54]
/-- Subdomain Bikonta
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Superempire Corticata
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Kingdom Chromalveolata
| OR: Kingdom Chromalveolata   +====> [ 45]
/-- Phylum Rhodophyta (Red Algae)   +====> [ 59]
/-- Class Cyanidiophyceae (primitive red algae)
/  \-- Red plastid
/-- Subkingdom S.A.R. (Stramenopiles & Alveolates & Rhizaria)
/-- Superphylum Alveolata
/   | OR: Superphylum Alveolata [alt ped]   +====> [ 61]
/-- Phylum Miozoa
/-- Subphylum Myzozoa
/-- Infraphylum Dinozoa
/-- Superclass Dinoflagellata
/-- Class Dinophyceae
/-- Subclass Gymnodiniphycidae
/-- Order Suessiales
/-- Family Symbiodiniaceae
\-- Genus Symbiodinium (Zooxanthellae)
 

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