Ovalastrea caryophylloides Goldfuss 1826 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Alternative combination: Astrea caryophylloides

Belongs to Ovalastrea according to O. F. Geyer 1955

Sister taxa: Ovalastraea cesaredensis, Ovalastraea heckeri, Ovalastrea bihinensis, Ovalastrea collignoni, Ovalastrea crassa, Ovalastrea cretacea, Ovalastrea dubia, Ovalastrea fredericksburgensis, Ovalastrea lobata, Ovalastrea michelini, Ovalastrea pecosensis, Ovalastrea plicata, Ovalastrea polygonalis, Ovalastrea proeminens, Ovalastrea pseudolorioli, Ovalastrea recki, Ovalastrea regularis, Ovalastrea tenuistriata, Ovalastrea urgonica

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Spain (1 collection)

• Jurassic of the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Georgia (1), Germany (4), Poland (3), Portugal (4), the Russian Federation (1), Spain (2)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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