Amphiastrea piriformis Gregory 1900 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae

Alternative combinations: Amphiastraea piriformis, Connectastrea piriformis

Belongs to Amphiastraea according to D. K. Pandey and F. T. Fürsich 2005

See also Beauvais 1966, Kiessling 2008 and Pandey and Fürsich 2003

Sister taxa: Amphiastrea aethiopica, Amphiastrea basaltiformis, Amphiastrea cylindrica, Amphiastrea fallax, Amphiastrea gibberosa, Amphiastrea gracilis, Amphiastrea kamoensis, Amphiastrea monosepta, Amphiastrea paronai, Amphiastrea yabei, Connectastrea infundibuliformis, Connectastrea grandiflora

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Ethiopia (3 collections), India (7), Iran (5), Portugal (10), Slovenia (1), Somalia (3), Spain (2), Tunisia (8)

Total: 39 collections each including a single occurrence

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