Isastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Alternative spellings: Isastraea, Isstraea

Synonyms: Dermosastraea Beauvais 1970, Parisastraea Alloiteau 1958, Placastrea Stoliczka 1873

Parent taxon: Montlivaltiidae according to H. Löser et al. 2009

See also Alloiteau 1958, Baron-Szabo 2006, Baron-Szabo 2009, Beauvais 1986, Kiessling 2003, Kiessling 2014, Lathuliere 2014, Lauxmann 1991, Prinz 1991, Roniewicz 1976 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Brevimaeandra, Ceratothecia, Clausastrea, Coenotheca, Complexastraeopsis, Complexastrea, Confusastrea, Cyathophyllia, Cyathophylliopsis, Dimorphocoenia, Elasmophyllia, Ellipsosmilia, Goldfussastraea, Goldfussastrea, Mapucheastrea, Margarastreopsis, Montlivaltiinae, Nerthastraea, Neuquinosmilia, Paraclausastraea, Paraphyllogyra, Peplosmilia, Placosmilia, Placosmiliinae, Puschastraea, Rhabdophyllia, Thecomeandra, Thecosmilia, Trochophyllia, Trochosmilia

Subtaxa: Isastraea arachnoidea Isastrea alimena Isastrea angulosa Isastrea bernardi Isastrea bernardiana Isastrea bernensis Isastrea browni Isastrea cesarensis Isastrea collignoni Isastrea crassa Isastrea crassisepta Isastrea decorata Isastrea deligata Isastrea elegans Isastrea excentrica Isastrea explanata Isastrea explanulata Isastrea fallax Isastrea favosiformis Isastrea fromenteli Isastrea goldfussi Isastrea greppini Isastrea gresslyi Isastrea helianthoides Isastrea hemisphaerica Isastrea hourcqi Isastrea incerta Isastrea kosodeensis Isastrea limitata Isastrea marcoui Isastrea matumotoi Isastrea nantuacumensis Isastrea neocomiensis Isastrea parvistella Isastrea propinqua Isastrea qingyanensis Isastrea rariseptata Isastrea richardsoni Isastrea robusta Isastrea salinensis Isastrea sinemuriensis Isastrea splendida Isastrea sugiyamai Isastrea superficialis Isastrea taruensis Isastrea tenuisepta Isastrea tenuistriata Isastrea whitneyi Isastrea yuraensis Parisastraea collignoni

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Somalia (1)

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (2), China (1), Germany (4), Iran (2), Iraq (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (4), Mexico (5), the Netherlands (2), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (3: Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (2), Poland (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (2), Azerbaijan (6), Canada (1: British Columbia), Chile (17), China (1), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Ethiopia (11), France (88), Georgia (3), Germany (23), India (6), Iran (9), Italy (3), Japan (5), Jordan (1), Luxembourg (1), Madagascar (6), Morocco (6), Peru (1), Poland (14), Portugal (3), Romania (8), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (6), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (4), Switzerland (11), Tanzania (1), Tunisia (2), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (27), Uzbekistan (2)

• Triassic to Jurassic of the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of Austria (1), East Timor (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), United States (2: Alaska)

Total: 316 collections including 400 occurrences

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