Leptoria Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Parent taxon: Merulinidae according to D. Huang et al. 2014

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Veron 2000

Sister taxa: Astrea, Australogyra, Boninastrea, Coelastrea, Cyphastrea, Dipsastraea, Echinopora, Erythrastrea, Favites, Goniastrea, Hydnophora, Merulina, Mycedium, Orbicella, Oulophyllia, Paraclavarina, Paraleptoria, Paramontastraea, Parastrea, Pectinia, Platygyra, Scapophyllia, Trachyphyllia

Subtaxa: Leptoria angigyra Leptoria bithecata Leptoria cantharelloides Leptoria concentrica Leptoria cristata Leptoria hayae Leptoria italica Leptoria laxa Leptoria netchensis Leptoria patellaris Leptoria pauca Leptoria paucisepta Leptoria pennata Leptoria phrygia Leptoria reticulata Leptoria selenkae Leptoria spenceri Leptoria traba

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Type: Leptoria patellaris

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (4 collections), Christmas Island (1), Djibouti (1), Egypt (1), French Polynesia (4), Guam (2), India (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (1), Japan (10), Jordan (1), Kenya (2), Malaysia (1), Mauritius (2), New Caledonia (8), New Zealand (2), Papua New Guinea (12), Pitcairn (2), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (3), Taiwan (2), Vanuatu (7)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (3), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (8), Japan (3), Papua New Guinea (1), Taiwan (1)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

• Miocene of Fiji (3), Indonesia (1), Iran (2), Jamaica (1), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Somalia (1)

• Oligocene of Cuba (1), Greece (4), Iran (2), Italy (9), Jamaica (1), Somalia (1), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Greece (1)

• Eocene of Austria (1), Guadeloupe (1), Italy (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (2)

• Paleocene of Egypt (1)

• Cretaceous of Jamaica (2)

Total: 131 collections including 145 occurrences

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