Dipsastraea matthaii Vaughan 1918 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Favia matthaii

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1918. Some shoal-water corals from Murray Island (Australia), Cocos-Keeling Islands, and Fanning Island. Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington 9:49-234

Belongs to Dipsastraea according to D. Huang et al. 2014

See also Vaughan 1918

Sister taxa: Dipsastraea amicorum, Dipsastraea favus, Dipsastraea helianthoides, Dipsastraea lacuna, Dipsastraea laxa, Dipsastraea lizardensis, Dipsastraea maxima, Dipsastraea pallida, Dipsastraea rotumana, Dipsastraea speciosa, Dipsastraea veroni

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of India (1 collection), Papua New Guinea (4)

• Pliocene of Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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