Coelastrea Verrill 1866 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Parent taxon: Merulinidae according to D. Huang et al. 2014

See also Boekschoten et al. 1989

Sister taxa: Astrea, Australogyra, Boninastrea, Cyphastrea, Dipsastraea, Echinopora, Erythrastrea, Favites, Goniastrea, Hydnophora, Leptoria, Merulina, Mycedium, Orbicella, Oulophyllia, Paraclavarina, Paraleptoria, Paramontastraea, Parastrea, Pectinia, Platygyra, Scapophyllia, Trachyphyllia

Subtaxa: Coelastrea aspera Coelastrea tenuis

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Type: Coelastrea tenuis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (1), Japan (2), Kenya (1), Pakistan (3), Papua New Guinea (6), Sudan (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (3)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 19 collections each including a single occurrence

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