†family Amphiastreidae Ogilvie 1896 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae

Alternative spelling: Amphiastraeidae

Parent taxon: Pachythecaliina according to D. K. Pandey and F. T. F├╝rsich 2003

See also Eliasova 1975, Kiessling 2003 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Atelophyllia, Axosmiliidae, Gablonzeriidae, Pachycoeniidae, Volzeiidae, Volzeioidea, Zardinophyllidae

Subtaxa: Amphiastrea Amphiaulastrea Aulastraea Bathmosmilia Budaia Bussonastrea Ceratocoenia Cheilosmilia Donacosmilia Hexamphiastrea Hexapetalum Hispaniastraea Hykeliphyllum Keriophyllia Lochmaeosmilia Mitrodendron Opisthophyllum Oyonnaxastraea Pleuroaulastrea Pleurophyllia Pleurostylina Polymorphastraea Pseudodiplocoenia Quenstedtiphylliinae Selenegyra Thamnosmilia

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Nigeria (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Austria (3), Bulgaria (18), China (6), France (6), Georgia (3), Germany (2), Greece (8), Iran (1), Italy (4), Jamaica (4), Japan (7), Mexico (9), Poland (3), Romania (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Spain (6), Switzerland (2), Tanzania (5), Turkey (2), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (1), United States (11: New Mexico, Texas), Uzbekistan (1), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Bulgaria (2), Japan (3), Poland (2)

• Jurassic of Algeria (2), Azerbaijan (5), Chile (4), China (2), the Czech Republic (12), Ethiopia (16), France (31), Georgia (5), Germany (7), Greece (1), Hungary (3), India (8), Indonesia (1), Iran (5), Italy (5), Jordan (2), Kenya (1), Luxembourg (1), Madagascar (8), Mexico (1), Morocco (5), Myanmar (1), Peru (1), Poland (12), Portugal (22), Romania (3), the Russian Federation (3), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (11), Somalia (5), Spain (5), Switzerland (7), Thailand (3), Tunisia (14), Turkey (1), Turkmenistan (1), the United Kingdom (6), Uzbekistan (1)

• Triassic of Italy (1), Slovenia (1)

Total: 341 collections including 502 occurrences

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