Tubastraea Lesson 1829 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Parent taxon: Dendrophylliidae according to J. Stolarski 1996

Sister taxa: Aplopsammia, Areopsammia, Astroides, Balanophyllia, Bathypsammia, Blastozopsammia, Cahuzacopsammia, Calostylopsis, Dendrophyllia, Dichopsammia, Duncanopsammia, Enallopsammia, Endopachys, Endopsammia, Heteropsammia, Lamellophyllia, Leptopsammia, Lobopsammia, Makridinophyllia, Notophyllia, Paleoastroides, Reussopsammia, Rhabdopsammia, Rhizopsammia, Stereopsammia, Stichopsammia, Thecopsammia, Turbinaria, Wadeopsammia

Subtaxa: Tubastraea coccinea Tubastraea nomlandi

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Type: Tubastraea coccinea

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cape Verde (5 collections), Mexico (2)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), United States (1: Washington)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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