Orbicella faveolata Ellis and Solander 1786 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Madrepora faveolata, Montastrea faveolata

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

See also Pandolfi 2001

Sister taxa: Orbicella annularis, Orbicella benoisti, Orbicella boehmi, Orbicella franksi, Orbicella praeheliopora

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (17 collections), Barbados (21), Colombia (19), the Dominican Republic (6), the Netherlands Antilles (23), Panama (6), Virgin Islands (8)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of the Netherlands Antilles (7)

• Miocene of Panama (3)

Total: 111 collections each including a single occurrence

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