Nerthastraea Chevalier 1961 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Full reference: J. P. Chevalier. 1961. Recherches sur les Madreporaires et les formations recifales Miocenes de la Mediterranee occidentale [Miocene corals and reefs from the western Mediterranean]. Memoires de la Societe geologique de France 93:1-562

Parent taxon: Montlivaltiidae according to J. P. Chevalier 1961

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Brevimaeandra, Ceratothecia, Clausastrea, Coenotheca, Complexastraeopsis, Complexastrea, Confusastrea, Cyathophyllia, Cyathophylliopsis, Dimorphocoenia, Elasmophyllia, Ellipsosmilia, Goldfussastraea, Goldfussastrea, Isastrea, Mapucheastrea, Margarastreopsis, Montlivaltiinae, Neuquinosmilia, Paraclausastraea, Paraphyllogyra, Peplosmilia, Placosmilia, Placosmiliinae, Puschastraea, Rhabdophyllia, Thecomeandra, Thecosmilia, Trochophyllia, Trochosmilia

Subtaxa: Nerthastraea orbignyi

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Type: Nerthastraea orbignyi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (2 collections), Libya (1)

• Oligocene of France (2), Libya (1)

Total: 6 collections including 8 occurrences

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