Eosiderastrea Löser 2016 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Full reference: H. Löser. 2016. Early evolution of the family Siderastraeidae (Scleractinia; Cretaceous-extant). Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 90:1-17

Parent taxon: Siderastraeidae according to H. Löser 2016

Sister taxa: Anomastraea, Coscinaraea, Hindeastraea, Horastrea, Koilomorpha, Maeandroseris, Palaeosiderofungia, Pironastrea, Psammocora, Pseudosiderastrea, Siderastrea, Siderastreites, Siderofungia, Sideroseris, Siderosmilia, Stephanomorpha, Synhelia

Subtaxa: Eosiderastrea cuyleri

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Type: Siderastrea cuyleri

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (1 collection), Poland (2), Spain (1), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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