Palauastrea Yabe and Sugiyama 1941 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae

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

Sister taxa: Astrocoenia, Astrocoeniinae, Madracis, Pinacophyllinae, Stephanocoenia, Stylocoenia, Stylocoeniella

Subtaxa: Palauastrea ramosa

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Taiwan (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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