Stephen D. Cairns. Research Scientist/Curator, Department of Systematic Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163, USA
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Herrick Brown - ITIS Data Development Technician: Bayer (1956) notes: "The name Octocorallia is used in preference to prior terms because [...] Alcyonaria, although widely used, has been employed for the order Alcyonacea as well as for the subclass as a whole and thus leads to confusion"