Tarbellastraea ellisiana Defrance 1826 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Alternative combinations: Astrea ellisiana, Solenastrea ellisiana

Belongs to Tarbellastraea according to C. Chaix and J.-P. Saint Martin 2008

See also Kühn 1926

Sister taxa: Tarbellastraea abditaxis, Tarbellastraea anomala, Tarbellastraea aquitaniensis, Tarbellastraea bragai, Tarbellastraea carryensis, Tarbellastraea chevalieri, Tarbellastraea conoidea, Tarbellastraea distans, Tarbellastraea edwardsi, Tarbellastraea eggenburgensis, Tarbellastraea hamedanii, Tarbellastraea hommorensis, Tarbellastraea mimbastensis, Tarbellastraea ovalis, Tarbellastraea profundata, Tarbellastraea raulini, Tarbellastraea reussiana, Tarbellastraea russoi, Tarbellastraea salentinensis, Tarbellastraea tenera, Tarbellastraea ukrainica

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Egypt (4 collections), France (15), Iran (1), Italy (1), Libya (1), Turkey (2)

• Oligocene of Italy (1)

Total: 25 collections each including a single occurrence

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