Microphyllia d'Orbigny 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Synonyms: Comophylliopsis Alloiteau 1957, Plesiodiploria Alloiteau 1960, Polyseris Alloiteau 1957

Parent taxon: Latomeandriidae according to D. K. Pandey et al. 2000

See also Baron-Szabo 1997, Baron-Szabo 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Aggomorphastraea, Astraeofungia, Brachyseris, Collignonastraea, Comophyllia, Digitosmilia, Dimorphastrea, Ellipsocoenia, Fungiastraea, Latiastrea, Latomeandra, Loboseris, Microphylliopsis, Mixastraea, Ovalastrea, Periseris, Thamnoseris, Trochoplegmopsis, Valliculastraea, Vallimeandra

Subtaxa: Microphyllia acuta Microphyllia astroides Microphyllia bachmayeri Microphyllia brevivallis Microphyllia contorta Microphyllia convergens Microphyllia curtata Microphyllia cylindrica Microphyllia davidsoni Microphyllia densecostata Microphyllia elevata Microphyllia gagnebini Microphyllia gemina Microphyllia gracilis Microphyllia jaspensis Microphyllia kenyensis Microphyllia labyrinthiformis Microphyllia lineata Microphyllia macropora Microphyllia madagascariensis Microphyllia maeandrinoides Microphyllia mvitensis Microphyllia pulchella Microphyllia punctata Microphyllia resanica Microphyllia seriata Microphyllia soemmeringii Microphyllia sulcata Microphyllia thurmanni Microphyllia undans

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (11 collections), the Czech Republic (10), France (3), Georgia (3), Germany (4), Greece (3), Hungary (1), Mexico (2), Poland (3), Romania (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (2), Tanzania (1), Turkmenistan (5), Ukraine (2)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1)

• Jurassic of Argentina (2), Azerbaijan (1), Bulgaria (1), Chile (11), the Czech Republic (3), Ethiopia (1), France (12), Georgia (2), Germany (13), Iran (5), Italy (1), Jordan (1), Lebanon (1), Madagascar (4), Morocco (2), Poland (3), Portugal (8), Romania (2), the Russian Federation (2), Saudi Arabia (2), Slovenia (4), Spain (1), Switzerland (3), Tanzania (2), Thailand (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 143 collections including 189 occurrences

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