Oulophyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Synonym: Ulophyllia Milne-Edwards 1857

Parent taxon: Merulinidae according to D. Huang et al. 2014

See also Sepkoski 2002, Veron 2000 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Astrea, Australogyra, Boninastrea, Coelastrea, Cyphastrea, Dipsastraea, Echinopora, Erythrastrea, Favites, Goniastrea, Hydnophora, Leptoria, Merulina, Mycedium, Orbicella, Paraclavarina, Paraleptoria, Paramontastraea, Parastrea, Pectinia, Platygyra, Scapophyllia, Trachyphyllia

Subtaxa: Oulophyllia angustivallis Oulophyllia bennettae Oulophyllia crispa

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Type: Oulophyllia crispa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Guam (2), Japan (6), New Caledonia (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), Japan (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (3)

Total: 21 collections including 23 occurrences

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