Herpolitha Eschscholtz 1825 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Fungiidae

Synonym: Herpetolitha Leuckart 1841

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1954

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

Subtaxa: Herpolitha limax Herpolitha weberi

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Eritrea (1), Indonesia (2), Taiwan (1)

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

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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