Favites Link 1807 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Synonyms: Aphrastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848, Ellasmoastraea Michelotti 1871, Metastraea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857, Metastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857, Plesiophyllia Michelotti 1871, Prionastraea

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

See also Chevalier 1961, Kiessling 2003, Kiessling 2008, Sepkoski 2002, Veron 2000 and Wells 1956

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

Subtaxa: Favites abdita Favites acuticollis Favites ambigua Favites autignacensis Favites borneensis Favites carryensis Favites chinensis Favites complanata Favites crassiseptata Favites densisepta Favites detecta Favites flexuosa Favites halicora Favites inaequiseptata Favites macrocalyx Favites magnificata Favites magnistellata Favites mexicana Favites micropentagona Favites mimbastensis Favites neglecta Favites neugeboreni Favites neuvillei Favites oligocenica Favites pauciseptata Favites pentagona Favites polygonalis Favites rhomboidea Favites rotundata Favites spinosa Favites stylifera Favites taruensis Favites tesserifera Favites verbeeki Favites yborensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (53 collections), Djibouti (1), Egypt (28), Eritrea (2), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (1), Guam (1), India (5), Indonesia (7), Iran (4), Israel (1), Japan (36), Jordan (3), Kenya (2), Mauritius (1), New Caledonia (6), New Zealand (6), Pakistan (5), Papua New Guinea (9), the Philippines (2), Saudi Arabia (6), Somalia (1), Sri Lanka (2), Sudan (1), Taiwan (3), Vanuatu (5)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (3), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (14), Japan (2), Papua New Guinea (1), Taiwan (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of Algeria (2), Australia (1), Bulgaria (1), Cyprus (1), Egypt (9), Fiji (5), France (18), Greece (6), Indonesia (6), Iran (7), Italy (4), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Libya (1), Morocco (3), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Portugal (1), Romania (2), Spain (3), Sudan (1), Turkey (5), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (3), Greece (2), Iran (2), Italy (2), Mexico (2), Puerto Rico (3), Somalia (1), Turkey (4), United States (1: Georgia)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (1)

• Jurassic of Japan (1)

Total: 327 collections including 455 occurrences

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