Heterogyra Reuss 1868 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Synonym: Felixastraea Oppenheim 1930

Full reference: A. E. Reuss. 1868. Paläontologische Studien über die älteren Tertiärschichten der Alpen, 1: Die fossilen Anthozoen der Schichten von Castelgomberto [Paleontological studies about the older Tertiary beds in the Alps, 1: The fossil Anthozoa from the Castelcomberto Formation]. Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 28:129-184

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

See also Baron-Szabo 2008 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Agaricia, Anisoria, Coeloseris, Craterastraea, Cyathoseris, Gardineroseris, Helioseris, Hydnophoroseris, Lamellofungia, Leptoseris, Maeandrella, Mioseris, Morphastrea, Ogilviastraea, Pachyseris, Pavona, Plocoastraea, Trochoseris, Trochoseropsis, Valloria, Vaughanoseris

Subtaxa: Heterogyra lobata Heterogyra murchisoni Heterogyra zitteli

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Type: Heterogyra lobata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Miocene of Indonesia (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Italy (3)

• Eocene of Hungary (1), India (1)

• Paleocene of Egypt (1), Pakistan (1)

• Cretaceous of Georgia (1)

Total: 9 collections including 13 occurrences

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