Oculina Gray 1847 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Synonym: Coelohelia Vaughan 1900

Parent taxon: Oculinidae according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Sepkoski 2002, Vaughan 1900 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Astrhelia, Bantamia, Bathelia, Ennallohelia, Galaxeinae, Madrepora, Oculininae, Palaeohelia, Schizoculina, Sclerhelia, Simplastrea

Subtaxa: Oculina alabamensis Oculina aldrichi Oculina becki Oculina conferta Oculina diffusa Oculina harrisi Oculina hobleyi Oculina nefrens Oculina oamaruensis Oculina olssoni Oculina osiris Oculina parvistella Oculina robusta Oculina sarasotana Oculina singleyi Oculina smithi Oculina umbellata Oculina valenciennesi Oculina varicosa Oculina virgosa Oculina wagneriana

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Bermuda (1 collection), Cayman Islands (1), the Dominican Republic (4), Panama (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (1), United States (3: Florida)

• Miocene of Italy (2), Jamaica (1), New Zealand (12), Papua New Guinea (1), Poland (1)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), France (1), New Zealand (2), United States (2: Mississippi)

• Eocene of New Zealand (2), Peru (2), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: Florida, Texas)

• Paleocene of Denmark (1), Egypt (2), Greenland (6), Slovenia (5), Spain (1), United States (9: Alabama, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (1), New Zealand (4), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 76 collections including 82 occurrences

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