Plesiastrea versipora Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Alternative combinations: Astrea versipora, Favia versipora, Orbicella versipora

Belongs to Plesiastrea according to W. Kiessling 2008

See also Yabe et al. 1936

Sister taxa: Plesiastrea costata, Plesiastrea fungiformis, Plesiastrea grayi, Plesiastrea incerta, Plesiastrea microcalyx, Plesiastrea moravica, Plesiastrea sulcatilamellosa

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Indonesia (3), Japan (10), Kenya (1), New Caledonia (4), Pakistan (2), Papua New Guinea (4), Pitcairn (2)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (5), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of Fiji (4), Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 44 collections each including a single occurrence

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