Bantamia Yabe and Eguchi 1943 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Synonyms: Pseudoagatheria Eguchi 1951, Pseudogatheria Eguchi 1951

Full reference: H. Yabe and M. Eguchi. 1943. Note on the two Hexacoralla, Goniocorella dumosa (Alcock) and Batamia gerthi, gn. et sp. nov. Proceedings of the Imperial Academy 19(8):494-500

Parent taxon: Oculinidae according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Baron-Szabo 2009, Eguchi 1951, Kiessling 2008, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

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

Subtaxa: Bantamia condocostata Bantamia gerthi Bantamia hiraigaensis Bantamia tingriensis

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Type: Bantamia gerthi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Indonesia (1 collection)

• Paleocene of China (1)

• Cretaceous of Japan (1), New Zealand (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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