Pachyseris speciosa Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Alternative combination: Agaricia speciosa

Synonyms: Agaricia levicollis Dana 1846, Pachyseris levicollis Dana 1846

Belongs to Pachyseris according to Vaughan 1918

See also Chevalier 1968 and Sheppard 1987

Sister taxa: Pachyseris (Pavonaraea), Pachyseris compacta, Pachyseris cristata, Pachyseris curvata, Pachyseris denticulata, Pachyseris distans, Pachyseris rugosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (9 collections), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (10), New Caledonia (1), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

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

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 35 collections each including a single occurrence

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