Goniopora elegans Leymerie 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Alternative combinations: Dictyaraea elegans, Goniaraea elegans, Porites elegans

Synonyms: Goniopora nomlandi Wells 1941, Porites superposita Duncan 1880

Belongs to Goniopora according to E. I. Kuzmicheva 1987

See also Baron-Szabo 2000, Baron-Szabo 2008, Reuss 1868 and Wells 1941

Sister taxa: Goniopora affinis, Goniopora aldrichi, Goniopora ameliana, Goniopora astraeoides, Goniopora aucillana, Goniopora ballistensis, Goniopora bieskidensis, Goniopora calhounensis, Goniopora cascadensis, Goniopora christianiaensis, Goniopora ciliatus, Goniopora columna, Goniopora daxitertia, Goniopora decaturensis, Goniopora djiboutiensis, Goniopora globulosa, Goniopora granosa, Goniopora hilli, Goniopora imperatoris, Goniopora jacobiana, Goniopora katzeri, Goniopora laurina, Goniopora lobata, Goniopora lubinensis, Goniopora matsoni, Goniopora micrantha, Goniopora microscopica, Goniopora microsiderea, Goniopora minor, Goniopora nodulosa, Goniopora norfolkensis, Goniopora octopartita, Goniopora palmensis, Goniopora panamensis, Goniopora planulata, Goniopora polyformis, Goniopora retifera, Goniopora reussiana, Goniopora rudis, Goniopora savignyi, Goniopora somaliensis, Goniopora stokesi, Goniopora stutchburyi, Goniopora tampaensis, Goniopora tenella, Goniopora tenuidens, Goniopora turonensis, Goniopora vaughani, Goniopora websteri

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Egypt (1 collection)

• Oligocene of France (1), Italy (6), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Spain (4)

• Paleocene of Italy (1), Slovenia (1), Turkey (1), Ukraine (1)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Oman (1)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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