†family Actinacididae Vaughan and Wells 1943 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Actinacididae

Parent taxon: Poriticae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Turnsek 1997

Sister taxon: Poritidae

Subtaxa: Actinacis Actinaraea Actinhelia Elephantaria Thamnarea

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (1 collection), Jamaica (1)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (4), the Dominican Republic (1), France (1), Greece (2), Haiti (1), Iran (1), Italy (31), Jamaica (1), Libya (1), Mexico (1), Puerto Rico (3), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovenia (4), Somalia (1), Spain (1), United States (1: Georgia), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Greece (1)

• Eocene of Austria (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Germany (1), Guadeloupe (1), Hungary (5), Italy (4), Jamaica (3), Mexico (4), Panama (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (10), Ukraine (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Croatia (1), France (1), Italy (2), Puerto Rico (1), Slovakia (3), Slovenia (9), Spain (2), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Austria (6), Bulgaria (7), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Georgia (3), Germany (4), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Jamaica (21), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (6), the Netherlands (4), Oman (2), Pakistan (4), Poland (2), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (3), Slovakia (2), Slovenia (4), Spain (8), Switzerland (1), Tanzania (2), Tunisia (1), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (2), the United Arab Emirates (1), United States (2: New Mexico, Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1)

• Jurassic of Bulgaria (3), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (18), Germany (19), Lebanon (1), Morocco (3), Poland (7), Portugal (2), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (2), Serbia and Montenegro (4), Slovenia (1), Spain (3), Switzerland (1), Thailand (1), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 290 collections including 349 occurrences

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