Mussa Oken 1815 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Parent taxon: Mussidae according to J.E.N. Veron 2000

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Mussa angulosa Mussa regalis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Cayman Islands (1), Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (3), Jamaica (2), Japan (1), Mexico (1), United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (3), Indonesia (2), Japan (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (2), Jamaica (1), Japan (1)

Total: 34 collections each including a single occurrence

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