Cycloseris Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Fungiidae

Synonyms: Cyclastraea Alloiteau 1952, Diaseris Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849, Pseudocycloseris Alloiteau 1957

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

See also Baron-Szabo 2002, Kiessling 2003, Kiessling 2008 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Axoseris, Cantharellus, Ctenactis, Discotrochus, Fungia, Funginellastraea, Halomitra, Heliofungia, Herpolitha, Hydnophyllon, Leptophyllon, Lithophyllon, Parahalomitra, Podabacia, Polyphyllia, Reussiphyllon, Sandalolitha, Zoopilus

Subtaxa: Cyclastraea meltensis Cycloseris brazzanensis Cycloseris costulata Cycloseris cyclolites Cycloseris distorta Cycloseris erosa Cycloseris escosurae Cycloseris fragilis Cycloseris hungaricus Cycloseris lamellata Cycloseris marginata Cycloseris minuta Cycloseris patelliformis Cycloseris perezi Cycloseris sinensis Cycloseris somervillei Cycloseris striata Cycloseris vaughani

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Type: Fungia cyclolites

Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Egypt (3 collections), Eritrea (3), India (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (7), New Zealand (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Sudan (1), Taiwan (1), United States (1: Hawaii), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of French Polynesia (1), Indonesia (5), Japan (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of Brazil (2), Indonesia (2), the Marshall Islands (4), Pakistan (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Hungary (5), Italy (3), Pakistan (1)

• Paleocene of Somalia (1)

• Cretaceous of Iran (1), Italy (1), Madagascar (1), Ukraine (3)

Total: 60 collections including 78 occurrences

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