Mussismilia Ortmann 1890 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Alternative spelling: Mussisilia

Parent taxon: Mussidae according to J.E.N. Veron 2000

See also Kiessling 2008, Perrin 2000 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthastrea, Antilla, Aquitanophyllia, Australomussa, Blastomussa, Circophyllia, Cyclomussa, Cycloria, Cynarina, Homophyllia, Indomussa, Indophyllia, Isophyllia, Leptomussa, Lithodendrum, Lithophyllia, Lobophyllia, Matejkia, Micromussa, Mussa, Mussinae, Mycetophyllia, Palaeomussa, Scolymia, Symphyllia, Syzygophyllia

Subtaxa: Mussismilia braziliensis Mussismilia harttii Mussismilia hispida Mussismilia provincialis Mussismilia vindobonensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Brazil (3 collections), Costa Rica (2), Panama (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (2)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Austria (1), Egypt (3), France (4), Panama (4), Slovenia (1), Spain (6), Turkey (2)

• Oligocene of France (2), Turkey (2)

Total: 37 collections including 43 occurrences

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