†subfamily Lithophylloideae Setchell 1943 (red algae)

Rhodophyceae - Corallinales - Corallinaceae

Parent taxon: Corallinaceae according to J. C. Bailey and R. L. Chapman 1998

Sister taxa: Amphiroa, Amphiroideae, Aquirrea, Corallinoideae, Dermatolithon, Goniolithon, Hydrolithon, Mastophoroideae, Melobesia, Metagoniolithoideae, Palaeothamnium, Parakymalithon, Paralithoporella, Paraphyllum, Paulsilvella, Porolithon, Tenarea, Titanoderma

Subtaxa: Distichoplax Lithophyllum Pseudoamphiroa

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Barbados (2), Brazil (1), Cayman Islands (2), Egypt (4), French Polynesia (7), Greece (2), Guam (3), India (3), Italy (6), Japan (1), Maldives (2), the Marshall Islands (1), Mauritius (1), Mayotte (1), New Caledonia (4), Papua New Guinea (2), Portugal (1), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (3), United States (4: Hawaii)

• Pliocene of Egypt (7), Italy (3), Spain (7)

• Hemphillian of Spain (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Guam (1), Spain (2)

• Neogene of Spain (1)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Egypt (13), France (1), Guam (39), Iran (3), Israel (29), Italy (9), Lebanon (7), Libya (1), Malaysia (1), Malta (9), the Marshall Islands (12), Poland (14), Portugal (1), Romania (4), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (23), Turkey (1), United States (1: California)

• Oligocene of India (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Italy (13), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Eocene of France (1), Germany (2), Greece (2), Guam (2), India (3), Japan (5), Peru (1), Romania (1), Spain (1), United States (2: California, Florida)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Greece (2), India (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (2), Croatia (1), France (5), Slovakia (6), Turkey (3), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of France (3), Germany (3), India (2), Iraq (30), Portugal (2), Slovakia (2)

• Silurian of Tajikistan (2)

Total: 350 collections including 598 occurrences

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