Amphiastrea Etallon 1859

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae

Alternative spelling: Amphiastraea

Synonym: Connectastrea Koby 1904

Parent taxon: Amphiastreidae according to L. Beauvais 1966

See also Baron-Szabo 2002, Kiessling 2003, Pandey and F├╝rsich 2005, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Amphiaulastrea, Aulastraea, Bathmosmilia, Budaia, Bussonastrea, Ceratocoenia, Cheilosmilia, Donacosmilia, Hexamphiastrea, Hexapetalum, Hispaniastraea, Hykeliphyllum, Keriophyllia, Lochmaeosmilia, Mitrodendron, Opisthophyllum, Oyonnaxastraea, Pleuroaulastrea, Pleurophyllia, Pleurostylina, Polymorphastraea, Pseudodiplocoenia, Quenstedtiphylliinae, Selenegyra, Thamnosmilia

Subtaxa: Amphiastrea aethiopica Amphiastrea basaltiformis Amphiastrea cylindrica Amphiastrea fallax Amphiastrea gibberosa Amphiastrea gracilis Amphiastrea kamoensis Amphiastrea monosepta Amphiastrea paronai Amphiastrea piriformis Amphiastrea yabei Connectastrea grandiflora

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Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1 collection), China (2), France (1), Georgia (1), Greece (1), Italy (1), Japan (5), Mexico (4), Poland (2), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1), Tanzania (2), Ukraine (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (1), Poland (2)

• Jurassic of the Czech Republic (4), Ethiopia (4), France (2), Georgia (1), India (7), Iran (5), Italy (1), Kenya (1), Portugal (13), the Russian Federation (2), Slovenia (4), Somalia (5), Spain (2), Tunisia (14)

Total: 92 collections including 99 occurrences

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