Microsolena major Ferry 1861 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Microsolenidae

Alternative combinations: Fungiastraea major, Thamnasteria major, Thamnastraea major

Synonyms: Microsaraea distefanoi Prever 1909, Microsolena distefanoi Prever 1909, Polyphylloseris distefanoi Prever 1909, Polyphylloseris japonica Eguchi 1951

Belongs to Microsolena according to R. C. Baron-Szabo 2017

See also Eguchi 1951, Morycowa and Decrouez 2006, Prinz 1991 and Tomás et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Microsolena agariciformis, Microsolena amorpha, Microsolena arishensis, Microsolena besairiei, Microsolena caesaris, Microsolena cavernosa, Microsolena corticata, Microsolena crassisepta, Microsolena delicatula, Microsolena exigua, Microsolena fascicularis, Microsolena foliosa, Microsolena formosa, Microsolena fromenteli, Microsolena guttata, Microsolena hassimguitaensis, Microsolena hemispherica, Microsolena interjecta, Microsolena japonica, Microsolena julii, Microsolena kobyi, Microsolena kugleri, Microsolena loginovae, Microsolena mosensis, Microsolena multisepta, Microsolena ornata, Microsolena parva, Microsolena piriformis, Microsolena plana, Microsolena porosa, Microsolena ramosa, Microsolena regularis, Microsolena sadeki, Microsolena sinuata, Microsolena stellata, Microsolena subexcavata, Microsolena subturbinata, Microsolena texana, Microsolena thurmanni, Microsolena tuberosa, Microsolena verdati, Microsolena yabei, Microsolena zangbeiensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Austria (2 collections)

• Jurassic of Chile (1), France (6), Germany (2), Portugal (1), Spain (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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