Echinopora Lamarck 1816 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Parent taxon: Merulinidae according to D. Huang et al. 2014

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Veron 2000

Sister taxa: Astrea, Australogyra, Boninastrea, Coelastrea, Cyphastrea, Dipsastraea, Erythrastrea, Favites, Goniastrea, Hydnophora, Leptoria, Merulina, Mycedium, Orbicella, Oulophyllia, Paraclavarina, Paraleptoria, Paramontastraea, Parastrea, Pectinia, Platygyra, Scapophyllia, Trachyphyllia

Subtaxa: Echinopora crassatina Echinopora forskaliana Echinopora gemmacea Echinopora hirsutissima Echinopora lamellosa Echinopora mammiformis Echinopora miocenica Echinopora pacificus Echinopora pelarangensis Echinopora porosa

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (8 collections), Djibouti (1), Egypt (24), Eritrea (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (8), Jordan (1), Kenya (14), Mauritius (4), New Caledonia (1), Pakistan (1), Saudi Arabia (5), the Seychelles (1), Sri Lanka (1), Sudan (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (3)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (6), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (4)

• Miocene of Fiji (1), Indonesia (9), Iran (1), Pakistan (1)

Total: 101 collections including 108 occurrences

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