Latiastrea Beauvais 1964 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Alternative spelling: Latiastraea

Synonym: Thalamocoenia d'Orbigny 1850

Full reference: L. Beauvais. 1964. Etude stratigraphique et paleontologique des formations a madreporaires du Jurassique superieur du Jura et de l'est du Basin de Paris. Memoires de la Societe Geologique de France 100:1-288

Parent taxon: Latomeandridae according to W. Kiessling et al. 2011

See also Baron-Szabo 2002, Baron-Szabo et al. 2003, Beauvais 1966, Löser and Raeder 1995, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Aggomorphastraea, Astraeofungia, Brachyseris, Collignonastraea, Comophyllia, Digitosmilia, Dimorphastrea, Ellipsocoenia, Fungiastraea, Latomeandra, Loboseris, Microphyllia, Microphylliopsis, Mixastraea, Ovalastrea, Periseris, Thamnoseris, Trochoplegmopsis, Valliculastraea, Vallimeandra

Subtaxa: Latiastraea magna Latiastrea baumbergeri Latiastrea bendukidzeae Latiastrea foulassensis Latiastrea gironensis Latiastrea greppini Latiastrea kaufmanni Latiastrea magna Latiastrea minima Latiastrea mucronata Latiastrea pakongensis Latiastrea paronai Latiastrea pjtkovi Latiastrea valfinensis Latiastrea variabilis Latiastrea whitneyi

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Type: Latiastrea foulassensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Austria (1 collection), Georgia (5), Germany (2), Greece (5), Hungary (1), India (1), Iran (1), Mexico (2), Poland (1), Serbia and Montenegro (4), Spain (4), Switzerland (1), United States (2: Texas), Uzbekistan (1)

• Jurassic of China (1), the Czech Republic (2), Ethiopia (7), France (9), Georgia (2), Germany (3), Greece (1), Mexico (1), Poland (5), Portugal (2), the Russian Federation (2), Saudi Arabia (2), Spain (2)

Total: 70 collections including 84 occurrences

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