Columastrea d'Orbigny 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Columastreidae

Synonym: Columnastraea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 [objective synonym]

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Eocolumastrea, Haimesastrea, Haimesiastraea, Palaeoplesiastraea, Stephanaxophyllia

Subtaxa: Columastrea antiqua Columastrea dubia Columastrea indica Columastrea madagascariensis Columastrea maxima Columastrea striata Columnastraea caillaudi

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Somalia (1 collection)

• Paleocene of India (1)

• Cretaceous of Argentina (5), Austria (1), Croatia (1), France (1), Georgia (1), Germany (2), Greece (1), Madagascar (1), Mexico (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (2), the United Arab Emirates (1), Venezuela (2)

Total: 23 collections including 24 occurrences

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