Synastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Synastraeidae

Alternative spelling: Synastraea

Parent taxon: Synastraeidae according to R. C. Baron-Szabo 2002

See also Kiessling 2003 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Crateroseris, Dimorphoseris, Edwardsoseris

Subtaxa: Synastrea agaricites Synastrea bellula Synastrea delemontana Synastrea dubia Synastrea foliacea Synastrea garumnica Synastrea geometrica Synastrea microsolenoides Synastrea parallela Synastrea procera Synastrea subagaricites Synastrea subconica

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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), Portugal (4), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Thailand (1)

Total: 59 collections including 68 occurrences

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