Pocillopora madreporacea Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae

Alternative combination: Alveolites madreporacea

Belongs to Pocillopora according to d'Achiardi 1868

Sister taxa: Pocillopora arnoldi, Pocillopora baracoaensis, Pocillopora capitata, Pocillopora crassoramosa, Pocillopora damicornis, Pocillopora elegans, Pocillopora eydouxi, Pocillopora guadalupensis, Pocillopora guantanamensis, Pocillopora informis, Pocillopora jenkinsi, Pocillopora ligulata, Pocillopora maddenensis, Pocillopora palmata, Pocillopora verrucosa, Pocillopora woodjonesi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Indonesia (5 collections)

• Miocene of France (10), Italy (1), Portugal (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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