Astroides Quoy and Gaimard 1827 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aplopsammia, Areopsammia, Balanophyllia, Bathypsammia, Blastozopsammia, Cahuzacopsammia, Calostylopsis, Dendrophyllia, Dichopsammia, Duncanopsammia, Enallopsammia, Endopachys, Endopsammia, Heteropsammia, Lamellophyllia, Leptopsammia, Lobopsammia, Makridinophyllia, Notophyllia, Paleoastroides, Reussopsammia, Rhabdopsammia, Rhizopsammia, Stereopsammia, Stichopsammia, Thecopsammia, Tubastraea, Turbinaria, Wadeopsammia

Subtaxa: Astroides calycularis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of France (3 collections), Italy (1)

• Miocene of Romania (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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