Sporolithon Heydrich 1897 (red algae)

Rhodophyceae - Corallinales - Sporolithaceae

Parent taxon: Sporolithaceae according to D. Bassi 1998

Sister taxa: Archaeolithothamnion, Hemiphyllum, Heydrichia, Kymalithon

Subtaxa: Sporolithon afonense Sporolithon airoldii Sporolithon ferganense Sporolithon gunteri Sporolithon irinae Sporolithon ptychoides

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal "photoautotroph"

Distribution:

• Quaternary of French Polynesia (6 collections), India (2), the Seychelles (1), United States (3: Hawaii)

• Pliocene of Spain (1)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Egypt (1), France (2), Italy (3), Romania (2), Spain (4), Ukraine (2)

• Oligocene of Iran (1), Italy (4), Slovenia (2), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Austria (1), Georgia (1), India (2), Italy (7), Uzbekistan (1)

• Paleocene to Eocene of India (2)

• Paleocene of India (1), Italy (2), Spain (2)

• Cretaceous of Brazil (1), Egypt (3), India (2), Italy (1), Romania (3), Somalia (2), Spain (5)

Total: 73 collections including 89 occurrences

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