Cyphastrea chalcidicum Forskal 1775 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora chalcidicum

Belongs to Cyphastrea according to Matthai 1914

Sister taxa: Cyphastraea coloi, Cyphastrea aliceae, Cyphastrea buddae, Cyphastrea crassa, Cyphastrea cymotoma, Cyphastrea gemmulifera, Cyphastrea japonica, Cyphastrea microphthalma, Cyphastrea monticulifera, Cyphastrea ocellina, Cyphastrea serailia, Cyphastrea spinea, Cyphastrea tampae, Cyphastrea tubifera, Cyphastrea wanneri

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (9 collections), New Caledonia (6), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (2), the Philippines (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2), Japan (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of New Zealand (2), Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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