Clausastrea d'Orbigny 1850 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Alternative spelling: Clausastraea

Synonym: Maeandramorpha Babayev 1973

Parent taxon: Montlivaltiidae according to E. Roniewicz 1976

See also Babayev 1973, Errenst 1990, Kiessling 2008, Kiessling 2014 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Clausastrea alloiteaui Clausastrea alnisensis Clausastrea arnaudi Clausastrea bellomontensis Clausastrea bohemoslovaka Clausastrea bolzei Clausastrea calloviensis Clausastrea costata Clausastrea daschkessanica Clausastrea dubia Clausastrea edwardsi Clausastrea eliasovae Clausastrea julistephanovi Clausastrea korthensis Clausastrea lamellostriata Clausastrea magna Clausastrea neuvicensis Clausastrea parva Clausastrea plana Clausastrea pseudoconfluens Clausastrea querolensis Clausastrea radisensis Clausastrea saltensis Clausastrea superficialis Clausastrea tesselata Clausastrea tessellata Clausastrea topalensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (4 collections), France (15), Georgia (2), Germany (1), Greece (5), Italy (1), Poland (5), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Sweden (1), Tunisia (1), Turkmenistan (3), Ukraine (3)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Poland (1), Spain (1)

• Jurassic of Azerbaijan (1), the Czech Republic (4), France (9), Georgia (4), Italy (2), Myanmar (1), Poland (4), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (1), Slovenia (3), Spain (3), Switzerland (2)

Total: 83 collections including 106 occurrences

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