Family Mussidae Ortmann 1890 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Parent taxon: Faviina according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Cladocoridae, Columastreidae, Diplocteniopsidae, Faviicae, Heliastraeidae, Isastreidae, Misistellidae, Oculinidae, Pamiroseriidae, Phyllocoeniidae, Placocoeniidae, Placosmiliidae, Stylophyllicae, Tropidastraeidae

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

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (28 collections), the Bahamas (6), Barbados (2), Brazil (3), Cayman Islands (23), Colombia (3), Costa Rica (33), the Dominican Republic (6), Egypt (20), Eritrea (1), Guam (2), Indonesia (6), Israel (1), Jamaica (3), Japan (30), Kenya (11), Mexico (2), the Netherlands Antilles (1), New Caledonia (9), New Zealand (6), Pakistan (2), Palau (2), Panama (13), Papua New Guinea (8), Pitcairn (2), Saudi Arabia (5), the Seychelles (1), Somalia (1), United States (2: Florida), Vanuatu (6)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (3), Indonesia (1), Jamaica (1), the Philippines (2), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (2), Indonesia (12), Jamaica (1), Japan (4), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (2), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (5), Australia (1), Austria (9), Colombia (1), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Egypt (7), Fiji (2), France (13), Greece (1), Indonesia (11), Iran (7), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Malta (1), the Marshall Islands (2), Morocco (3), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (11), Papua New Guinea (2), Poland (1), Portugal (3), Romania (4), Slovenia (1), Spain (8), Trinidad and Tobago (2), Turkey (6)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), France (3), Greece (1), Iran (3), Italy (6), Libya (1), Mexico (2), Peru (1), Somalia (1), Spain (1), Turkey (4)

• Eocene of Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (2), France (3), Germany (1), Hungary (6), Italy (2), Mexico (2), Nicaragua (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (3), United States (1: California)

• Paleocene of Cote D'Ivoire (1)

• Cretaceous of Austria (2), Jamaica (3), Mexico (1)

• Jurassic of France (1), Germany (1)

Total: 445 collections including 714 occurrences

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