Eusmilia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Meandrinidae

Parent taxon: Meandrinidae according to J.E.N. Veron 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Ctenella, Dichocoeniinae, Euphylliinae, Gyrosmilia, Meandrininae, Montigyra, Progyrosmilia

Subtaxa: Eusmilia bainbridgensis Eusmilia carrizensis Eusmilia fastigiata

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Barbados (2), Belize (1), Cayman Islands (7), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (9), the Dominican Republic (5), Haiti (1), Jamaica (3), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Panama (10), United States (4: Florida, Texas)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (2), Costa Rica (1), Haiti (1), Jamaica (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Germany (1)

• Oligocene of France (2), United States (1: Washington)

Total: 58 collections including 59 occurrences

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