Heliastrea Milne Edwards and Haime 1857 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae

Alternative spelling: Heliastraea

Parent taxon: Heliastraeidae according to J. P. Chevalier 1961

See also Hladil et al. 1991 and Kiessling 2008

Sister taxon: Ellipsasteria

Subtaxa: Heliastraea defrancei Heliastraea hilarionensis Heliastrea (Athecastraea) Heliastrea autignacensis Heliastrea boueana Heliastrea carnegiei Heliastrea deformis Heliastrea defrancei Heliastrea delicata Heliastrea farquharsoni Heliastrea grandis Heliastrea irregularis Heliastrea laticosta Heliastrea lusitaniae Heliastrea mellahica Heliastrea nerthensis Heliastrea oligophylla Heliastrea parva Heliastrea pelouaensis Heliastrea saubriguensis Heliastrea saucatsensis Heliastrea solenastroides Heliastrea taurinensis Heliastrea virga

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Caledonia (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Haiti (1)

• Miocene of Bulgaria (1), Cyprus (1), France (19), Greece (6), Haiti (3), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Italy (5), Libya (1), Morocco (1), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Romania (2), Saudi Arabia (2), Somalia (5), Spain (9), Turkey (4), Ukraine (1)

• Oligocene of France (3), Italy (3), Libya (3), Somalia (5)

• Eocene of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Italy (1)

• Cretaceous of Chile (1), Georgia (2), Greece (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Switzerland (1), Tajikistan (1)

Total: 90 collections including 155 occurrences

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