Merulina Ehrenberg 1834 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

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

Subtaxa: Merulina ampliata

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (4 collections), Kenya (1)

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

• Miocene of Indonesia (2)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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