Leptomussa d'Archiardi 1867 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Leptomussa falloti Leptomussa panteniana Leptomussa variabilis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder


• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1 collection)

• Miocene of Cyprus (1), Iran (3), Pakistan (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), France (2), Greece (1), Iran (2), Italy (3), Libya (1), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Spain (3)

Total: 25 collections including 32 occurrences

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