Mycetophyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (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, Mussa, Mussinae, Mussismilia, Palaeomussa, Scolymia, Symphyllia, Syzygophyllia

Subtaxa: Mycetophyllia aliciae Mycetophyllia bullbrooki Mycetophyllia danaana Mycetophyllia ferox Mycetophyllia lamarckiana Mycetophyllia multistellata Mycetophyllia reesi

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Cayman Islands (15), Costa Rica (27), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (2), Panama (10), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (1), Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1), Panama (5), Trinidad and Tobago (2)

• Oligocene of Italy (1), Mexico (2), Turkey (4)

• Eocene of Hungary (2)

• Cretaceous of Jamaica (3)

Total: 80 collections including 99 occurrences

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