Leptoseris Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Alternative spelling: Leptoceris

Synonym: Agariciella Edwards and Haime 1849

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

See also Kiessling 2008, Sepkoski 2002 and Veron and Kelly 1988

Sister taxa: Agaricia, Anisoria, Coeloseris, Craterastraea, Cyathoseris, Gardineroseris, Helioseris, Heterogyra, Hydnophoroseris, Lamellofungia, Maeandrella, Mioseris, Morphastrea, Ogilviastraea, Pachyseris, Pavona, Plocoastraea, Trochoseris, Trochoseropsis, Valloria, Vaughanoseris

Subtaxa: Leptoseris alternans Leptoseris amitoriensis Leptoseris anguillensis Leptoseris cucullata Leptoseris delicatissima Leptoseris dinarica Leptoseris explanata Leptoseris floriformis Leptoseris gardineri Leptoseris glabra Leptoseris hawaiiensis Leptoseris irregularis Leptoseris lauensis Leptoseris mycetoseroides Leptoseris papyracea Leptoseris phylloides Leptoseris portoricensis Leptoseris santaciliaensis Leptoseris scabra Leptoseris solida Leptoseris speciosa Leptoseris walli Leptoseris yabei

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Cayman Islands (1), Costa Rica (11), the Dominican Republic (4), Egypt (2), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (4), Indonesia (1), Jamaica (1), Japan (14), Maldives (1), New Caledonia (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (6), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (5: Florida, Hawaii), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States Minor Outlying Islands (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (2), Costa Rica (7), French Polynesia (1), Indonesia (5), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1), Indonesia (1), Malaysia (1)

• Miocene of Anguilla (2), Austria (1), the Bahamas (3), Colombia (2), Fiji (2), Haiti (1), Indonesia (12), Iran (5), Jamaica (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Panama (4), Trinidad and Tobago (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of New Zealand (2)

• Oligocene of Greece (1), Iran (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (1), Puerto Rico (4), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of Hungary (4), Italy (1), Spain (1)

Total: 132 collections including 161 occurrences

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