Palaeosiderofungia 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: Siderastreidae according to H. Löser 2016

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

Subtaxa: Palaeosiderofungia exigua

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Type: Thamnastraea exigua

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Austria (3 collections), Germany (1), Jamaica (2), Romania (1), Slovakia (2), Spain (2)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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