Subfamily Galaxeinae Vaughan and Wells 1943 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Parent taxon: Oculinidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Astrhelia, Bantamia, Bathelia, Ennallohelia, Madrepora, Oculina, Oculininae, Palaeohelia, Schizoculina, Sclerhelia, Simplastrea

Subtaxa: Acrhelia Galaxea

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (35 collections), Djibouti (1), Egypt (27), India (1), Indonesia (5), Japan (20), Kenya (19), Malaysia (1), Mauritius (2), Mayotte (1), New Caledonia (2), Papua New Guinea (2), Saudi Arabia (5), the Seychelles (4), Somalia (1), Sri Lanka (1), Sudan (1), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (6)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (10), Japan (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Malaysia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Fiji (4), Indonesia (11), Iran (3), Malaysia (1), Papua New Guinea (2), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Iran (1), Jamaica (1)

• Eocene of the Marshall Islands (1)

Total: 176 collections including 203 occurrences

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