Morphastrea d'Orbigny 1850 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Parent taxon: Agariciidae according to R. Baron-Szabo 2008

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Agaricia, Anisoria, Coeloseris, Craterastraea, Cyathoseris, Gardineroseris, Helioseris, Heterogyra, Hydnophoroseris, Lamellofungia, Leptoseris, Maeandrella, Mioseris, Ogilviastraea, Pachyseris, Pavona, Plocoastraea, Trochoseris, Trochoseropsis, Valloria, Vaughanoseris

Subtaxa: Morphastrea barcenai Morphastrea escharoides Morphastrea haimei Morphastrea laminata Morphastrea ludovicina Morphastrea pseudominima

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Georgia (1 collection), Hungary (1), Iran (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (2), Mexico (2), the Netherlands (3), Spain (1), United States (1: Texas)

• Jurassic of France (1), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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