Turbinaria frondens Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Alternative combination: Gemmipora frondens

Synonyms: Turbinaria contorta Bernard 1896, Turbinaria danae Bernard 1896

Belongs to Turbinaria according to T. Inskipp et al. 2005

See also Kiessling 2008 and Yabe and Sugiyama 1941

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

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Japan (2)

• Pliocene of Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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