Coscinaraea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Alternative spelling: Coscinarea

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

See also Kiessling 2008

Sister taxa: Anomastraea, Eosiderastrea, Hindeastraea, Horastrea, Koilomorpha, Maeandroseris, Palaeosiderofungia, Pironastrea, Psammocora, Pseudosiderastrea, Siderastrea, Siderastreites, Siderofungia, Sideroseris, Siderosmilia, Stephanomorpha, Synhelia

Subtaxa: Coscinaraea colei Coscinaraea columna Coscinaraea exesa Coscinaraea monile Coscinaraea panamensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (2), Japan (4), Kenya (1), New Zealand (9), Pitcairn (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Mexico (1)

• Eocene of Panama (1), Slovenia (1)

Total: 27 collections each including a single occurrence

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