Montastrea tchihatcheffi Chevalier 1961 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montastraeidae

Alternative combination: Heliastrea tchihatcheffi

Belongs to Montastrea according to F. Schuster 2002

Sister taxa: Montastraea cavernosa, Montastraea cylindrica, Montastraea endothecata, Montastraea faveolata, Montastraea franksi, Montastrea alpina, Montastrea antilliana, Montastrea bachmayeri, Montastrea brevis, Montastrea bumi, Montastrea cavernosa, Montastrea colemani, Montastrea costata, Montastrea cribraria, Montastrea cubana, Montastrea cylindrica, Montastrea davisina, Montastrea edwardsensis, Montastrea endothecata, Montastrea eocenica, Montastrea exsculpta, Montastrea felixi, Montastrea gabbi, Montastrea imperatoris, Montastrea inaequalis, Montastrea intermedia, Montastrea irradians, Montastrea katzeri, Montastrea lauensis, Montastrea lepidoides, Montastrea lilli, Montastrea linggapadangensis, Montastrea lyonsi, Montastrea nodosa, Montastrea orbitoides, Montastrea pecosensis, Montastrea pediculata, Montastrea peninsularis, Montastrea pomeli, Montastrea prima, Montastrea roemeriana, Montastrea rotunda, Montastrea rudis, Montastrea schuberti, Montastrea schweinfurthi, Montastrea tabulata, Montastrea tampaensis, Montastrea texana, Montastrea trinitatis, Montastrea valenciennesii

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Miocene of Egypt (1 collection), France (1), Iran (1), Italy (1), Romania (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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