Pavona cactus Forskal 1775 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora cactus

Belongs to Pavona according to van der Horst 1921

Sister taxa: Pavona banoensis, Pavona bipartita, Pavona bronni, Pavona burdigalensis, 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 varians, Pavona venosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (2 collections), Mauritius (1), Saudi Arabia (4)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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