Actinastrea geminata Goldfuss 1826 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Actinastreidae

Alternative combination: Astrea geminata

Synonyms: Actinastraea hexaphylloides Felix 1906, Actinastrea hexaphylloides Felix 1906, Astrocoenia hexaphylloides Felix 1906

Belongs to Actinastrea according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Alloiteau and Tissier 1958, Eliasova 1989, Felix 1906 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Actinastraea minima, Actinastraea pyrenaica, Actinastrea actinastrae, Actinastrea aequibernensis, Actinastrea asteriscus, Actinastrea bastidensis, Actinastrea benaixensis, Actinastrea besairiei, Actinastrea cavernata, Actinastrea crassoramosa, Actinastrea cribellum, Actinastrea elongata, Actinastrea engolismensis, Actinastrea exigua, Actinastrea fromenteli, Actinastrea furcata, Actinastrea gibbosa, Actinastrea goldfussi, Actinastrea guadalupae, Actinastrea hexacnema, Actinastrea hexamera, Actinastrea hexaphylla, Actinastrea hourcqi, Actinastrea inrasa, Actinastrea lacvivieri, Actinastrea matheyi, Actinastrea octolamellosa, Actinastrea parasitica, Actinastrea pedunculata, Actinastrea pentagonalis, Actinastrea piveteaui, Actinastrea plana, Actinastrea pseudominima, Actinastrea ramosa, Actinastrea regularis, Actinastrea sakalavensis, Actinastrea subdecaphylla, Actinastrea trochiformis, Actinastrea urgonensis, Enallocoenia callomoni

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), the Netherlands (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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