Astrhelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Synonym: Astrohelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 [objective synonym]

Parent taxon: Oculinidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Sepkoski 2002, Vaughan 1904 and Wells 1954

Sister taxa: Bantamia, Bathelia, Ennallohelia, Galaxeinae, Madrepora, Oculina, Oculininae, Palaeohelia, Schizoculina, Sclerhelia, Simplastrea

Subtaxa: Astrhelia burnsi Astrhelia neglecta

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Type: Madrepora palmata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Italy (1 collection), United States (1: Maryland)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Mississippi)

• Eocene of United States (1: Mississippi)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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