Lithophyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Parent taxon: Mussidae according to C. Perrin et al. 1998

See also Chevalier 1961 and Wells 1956

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

Subtaxa: Lithophyllia detrita Lithophyllia gigas Lithophyllia grandissima Lithophyllia michelotti Lithophyllia patula Lithophyllia robusta

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2 collections)

• Miocene of Cyprus (1), Egypt (6), France (8), Indonesia (5), Iran (1), Italy (1), Morocco (1), Spain (2), Turkey (2)

• Oligocene of France (3), Turkey (2)

• Eocene of Spain (1)

Total: 35 collections including 42 occurrences

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