Isastrea explanata Münster 1829 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Alternative combination: Astrea explanata

Belongs to Isastrea according to E. Flügel 1966

Sister taxa: Isastraea arachnoidea, Isastrea alimena, Isastrea angulosa, Isastrea bernardi, Isastrea bernardiana, Isastrea bernensis, Isastrea browni, Isastrea cesarensis, Isastrea collignoni, Isastrea crassa, Isastrea crassisepta, Isastrea decorata, Isastrea deligata, Isastrea elegans, Isastrea excentrica, Isastrea explanulata, Isastrea fallax, Isastrea favosiformis, Isastrea fromenteli, Isastrea goldfussi, Isastrea greppini, Isastrea gresslyi, Isastrea helianthoides, Isastrea hemisphaerica, Isastrea hourcqi, Isastrea incerta, Isastrea kosodeensis, Isastrea limitata, Isastrea marcoui, Isastrea matumotoi, Isastrea nantuacumensis, Isastrea neocomiensis, Isastrea parvistella, Isastrea propinqua, Isastrea qingyanensis, Isastrea rariseptata, Isastrea richardsoni, Isastrea robusta, Isastrea salinensis, Isastrea sinemuriensis, Isastrea splendida, Isastrea sugiyamai, Isastrea superficialis, Isastrea taruensis, Isastrea tenuisepta, Isastrea tenuistriata, Isastrea whitneyi, Isastrea yuraensis, Parisastraea collignoni

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Germany (1 collection)

• Jurassic of Azerbaijan (1), Ethiopia (2), France (3), Germany (1), Iran (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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