Meandrina Lamarck 1801 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Meandrinidae

Alternative spelling: Maeandrina

Synonym: Maeandra Oken 1815

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

See also Kosnik 2002, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1954

Sister taxa: Aulosmilia, Diploctenium, Flabellosmilia, Glenarea, Nefophyllia, Pachygyra, Phragmosmilia, Phyllosmilia, Strotogyra

Subtaxa: Meandrina (Placocyathus) Meandrina africana Meandrina alahuelensis Meandrina antiguensis Meandrina brasiliensis Meandrina equisepta Meandrina meandrites

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Barbados (2 collections), Cayman Islands (7), Christmas Island (1), Colombia (5), Costa Rica (24), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (3), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (2), New Caledonia (2), Panama (9), United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (1), Jamaica (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (3), Costa Rica (3), the Dominican Republic (7), Indonesia (3), Jamaica (2), Japan (1), the Netherlands Antilles (5), United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (1), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (6), Haiti (1), Indonesia (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Panama (12), Puerto Rico (2)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), France (1), Libya (1), Mexico (2), Panama (1), Somalia (2), Turkey (2)

• Eocene of Jamaica (3), Pakistan (2), Panama (1)

• Paleocene of Egypt (1), Pakistan (1)

Total: 132 collections including 160 occurrences

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