†family Synastraeidae Alloiteau 1952 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Synastraeidae

Alternative spelling: Synastreidae

Parent taxon: Fungiina according to L. Beauvais 1986

See also Kiessling 2004, Turnsek 1997 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Acrosmiliidae, Agariciicae, Andemantastraeidae, Astraeomorphidae, Astraraeidae, Dermosmiliidae, Felixaraeidae, Fungiacyathidae, Fungiicae, Funginellidae, Haplaraeidae, Kobyastraeidae, Microbaciidae, Pachyphyllidae, Poriticae, Procyclolitidae, Rhipidastraeidae, Siderastreidae, Thamnasteriidae

Subtaxa: Crateroseris Dimorphoseris Edwardsoseris Synastrea

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Austria (2 collections), Bulgaria (5), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (8), France (1), Georgia (3), Germany (4), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Jamaica (3), Kenya (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (3), the Netherlands (2), Slovakia (1), Spain (3), Tunisia (1)

• Jurassic of Bulgaria (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (3), Italy (1), Japan (1), Portugal (4), Romania (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Tanzania (1), Thailand (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 63 collections including 77 occurrences

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