Isophyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Synonym: Isophyllastrea Matthai 1928

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

See also Chevalier 1961 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthastrea, Antilla, Aquitanophyllia, Australomussa, Blastomussa, Circophyllia, Cyclomussa, Cycloria, Cynarina, Homophyllia, Indomussa, Indophyllia, Leptomussa, Lithodendrum, Lithophyllia, Lobophyllia, Matejkia, Micromussa, Mussa, Mussinae, Mussismilia, Mycetophyllia, Palaeomussa, Scolymia, Symphyllia, Syzygophyllia

Subtaxa: Isophyllia desotoensis Isophyllia rigida Isophyllia rosacea Isophyllia sinuosa

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder


• Quaternary of the Bahamas (4 collections), Barbados (2), Cayman Islands (17), Colombia (3), the Dominican Republic (2), Jamaica (2), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Panama (3), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Miocene of Italy (1)

Total: 40 collections including 46 occurrences

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