Stelidioseris Tomes 1893 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Actinastreidae

Parent taxon: Actinastreidae according to H. Löser 2012

Sister taxa: Actinastrea, Agrostyliastraea, Allocoenia, Allocoeniopsis, Araucanastrea, Chondrocoenia, Coenastraea, Columactinastraea, Floriastrea, Holocoenia, Stephanastrea, Texastrea

Subtaxa: Stelidioseris bellensis Stelidioseris decaphylla Stelidioseris gibbosa Stelidioseris hourqi Stelidioseris japonica Stelidioseris kunthi Stelidioseris major Stelidioseris minima Stelidioseris pattoni Stelidioseris retifera Stelidioseris tendagurensis Stelidioseris tourtiensis Stelidioseris whitneyi

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Type: Astrocoenia gibbosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of France (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Egypt (1)

• Cretaceous of Azerbaijan (2), Bulgaria (4), Chile (1), China (3), France (4), Georgia (1), Germany (4), Greece (2), Jamaica (1), Mexico (2), Poland (3), Spain (7), Switzerland (2), Tanzania (8), United States (5: Texas), Uzbekistan (1), Venezuela (2)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), Mexico (1), Morocco (1)

Total: 59 collections including 63 occurrences

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