Blastomussa Wells 1961 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Blastomussa merleti

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (2 collections), Pakistan (2)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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