†family Thamnasteriidae Vaughan and Wells 1943 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae

Parent taxon: Fungiina according to D. Turnsek 1997

See also Stanley 1986

Sister taxa: Acrosmiliidae, Agariciicae, Andemantastraeidae, Astraeomorphidae, Astraraeidae, Dermosmiliidae, Felixaraeidae, Fungiacyathidae, Fungiicae, Funginellidae, Haplaraeidae, Kobyastraeidae, Microbaciidae, Pachyphyllidae, Poriticae, Procyclolitidae, Rhipidastraeidae, Siderastreidae, Synastraeidae

Subtaxa: Corbariastraea Dendrastrea Dimorphofungia Polyastropsis Recticostastraea Stereocaenia Substuoresia Thalamocaeniopsis Thamnasteria

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Hungary (1 collection), Italy (3), United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (6), Austria (3), Bulgaria (2), China (2), the Czech Republic (2), Egypt (1), Georgia (4), Germany (6), Hungary (1), Japan (4), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (4), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Spain (10), Switzerland (2), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Tunisia (1), Turkmenistan (2), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Texas)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (5), Poland (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (2), Austria (2), Azerbaijan (4), Belarus (1), Canada (2: Nova Scotia), Chile (4), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (4), France (93), Georgia (3), Germany (29), Greece (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (11), Italy (5), Japan (5), Jordan (2), Lebanon (1), Luxembourg (1), Madagascar (3), Mexico (1), Morocco (5), Peru (1), Poland (22), Portugal (24), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (7), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Slovenia (6), Spain (3), Switzerland (12), Thailand (2), Tunisia (5), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (30), United States (1: Arkansas), Uzbekistan (2)

• Triassic of Austria (1), Canada (6: British Columbia, Yukon), China (4), Greece (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (1), Italy (6), Slovenia (1), Tajikistan (3), Thailand (1), United States (20: Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon)

Total: 423 collections including 546 occurrences

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