Montastrea endothecata Duncan 1863 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montastraeidae

Alternative combinations: Astrea endothecata, Heliastrea endothecata

Belongs to Montastrea according to Wells 1956

See also Vaughan 1919

Sister taxa: Montastraea cavernosa, Montastraea cylindrica, Montastraea faveolata, Montastrea alpina, Montastrea antilliana, Montastrea bachmayeri, Montastrea bainbridgensis, Montastrea brevis, Montastrea bumi, Montastrea canalis, Montastrea cavernosa, Montastrea colemani, Montastrea costata, Montastrea cribraria, Montastrea cubana, Montastrea cylindrica, Montastrea davisina, Montastrea edwardsensis, Montastrea eocenica, Montastrea exsculpta, Montastrea felixi, Montastrea gabbi, Montastrea imperatoris, Montastrea inaequalis, Montastrea intermedia, Montastrea irradians, Montastrea katzeri, Montastrea lauensis, Montastrea lepidoides, Montastrea lilli, Montastrea limbata, Montastrea linggapadangensis, Montastrea lyonsi, Montastrea nancyi, Montastrea nodosa, Montastrea orbitoides, Montastrea pecosensis, Montastrea pediculata, Montastrea peninsularis, Montastrea pomeli, Montastrea prima, Montastrea roemeriana, Montastrea rotunda, Montastrea rudis, Montastrea schuberti, Montastrea schweinfurthi, Montastrea tabulata, Montastrea tampaensis, Montastrea tchihatcheffi, Montastrea texana, Montastrea trinitatis, Montastrea valenciennesii

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections), Haiti (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5)

• Miocene of Anguilla (2), the Dominican Republic (2), Haiti (2), Jamaica (2), Panama (4), Trinidad and Tobago (2)

• Oligocene of Jamaica (1)

Total: 24 collections each including a single occurrence

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