Turbinaria peltata Esper 1794 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora peltata

Belongs to Turbinaria according to Bernard 1896

Sister taxa: Turbinaria crater, Turbinaria cyathiformis, Turbinaria durhami, Turbinaria frondens, Turbinaria grandis, Turbinaria jacksoni, Turbinaria mesenterina, Turbinaria radicalis, Turbinaria reniformis, Turbinaria sitaensis, Turbinaria stellulata, Turbinaria tenuis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (1 collection), Japan (8), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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