Pavona varians Verrill 1864 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Synonym: Pavona intermedia Gardiner 1898

Belongs to Pavona according to Verrill 1864

See also Chevalier 1968 and Inskipp et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Pavona banoensis, Pavona bipartita, Pavona bronni, Pavona burdigalensis, Pavona cactus, Pavona clavus, Pavona danai, Pavona decussata, Pavona duerdeni, Pavona explanulata, Pavona frondifera, Pavona gigantea, Pavona irregularis, Pavona javana, Pavona longicollis, Pavona machapooriensis, Pavona maldivensis, Pavona matheroni, Pavona microstoma, Pavona minuta, Pavona modeloensis, Pavona panamensis, Pavona pennyi, Pavona profunda, Pavona ruvida, Pavona trinitatis, Pavona variabilis, Pavona venosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Djibouti (1), French Polynesia (4), Japan (3), Panama (1), United States (3: Hawaii)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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