Lobophyllia Blainville 1830 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Alternative spelling: Lophophyllia

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

See also Kiessling 2009 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Lobophyllia corymbosa Lobophyllia flabelliformis Lobophyllia hataii Lobophyllia hemprichii Lobophyllia pachysepta Lobophyllia requieni Lobophyllia robusta

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Type: Lobophyllia requieni

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (18 collections), Egypt (15), Eritrea (1), Guam (1), Indonesia (2), Israel (1), Japan (17), Kenya (6), New Caledonia (5), New Zealand (1), Palau (2), Papua New Guinea (4), Pitcairn (1), Saudi Arabia (4), Somalia (1), Vanuatu (5)

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

• Pliocene of Indonesia (5), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (3), Iran (2), New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Jurassic of Germany (1)

Total: 100 collections including 115 occurrences

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