Heteropsammia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aplopsammia, Areopsammia, Astroides, Balanophyllia, Bathypsammia, Blastozopsammia, Cahuzacopsammia, Calostylopsis, Dendrophyllia, Dichopsammia, Duncanopsammia, Enallopsammia, Endopachys, Endopsammia, Lamellophyllia, Leptopsammia, Lobopsammia, Makridinophyllia, Notophyllia, Paleoastroides, Reussopsammia, Rhabdopsammia, Rhizopsammia, Stereopsammia, Stichopsammia, Thecopsammia, Tubastraea, Turbinaria, Wadeopsammia

Subtaxa: Heteropsammia cochlea Heteropsammia michelini Heteropsammia ovalis

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Indonesia (1 collection), Japan (3), Kenya (3), Taiwan (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Philippines (1), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of Taiwan (2)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 14 collections including 15 occurrences

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