Cynarina Br├╝ggemann 1877 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Synonym: Acanthophyllia Wells 1937

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

See also Hill 1981, Kiessling 2014, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

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

Subtaxa: Cynarina ampla Cynarina lacrymalis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Eritrea (1 collection), Japan (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Philippines (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Romania (1), Turkey (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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