Hydnophora provincialis Chevalier 1962 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Monticulastraea provincialis

Belongs to Hydnophora according to F. R. Bosellini 1999

Sister taxa: Hydnophora ackermanni, Hydnophora affinis, Hydnophora astraeoides, Hydnophora cristatoseriata, Hydnophora exesa, Hydnophora ferryi, Hydnophora grandis, Hydnophora infundibulum, Hydnophora microconos, Hydnophora oppenheimi, Hydnophora pilosa, Hydnophora pulchra, Hydnophora rudis, Hydnophora solidior, Hydnophora styriaca, Hydnophora tenella, Hydnophora variabilis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Chainon de La Nerthe, Bouches-du-Rhone, which is in an Aquitanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/marl in France

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Cyprus (1 collection), France (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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