Ovalastrea d'Orbigny 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Alternative spelling: Ovalastraea

Synonyms: Favoidioseris Wells 1933, Plesiofavia Alloiteau 1957, Pseudofavites Alloiteau 1958

Parent taxon: Latomeandridae according to D. K. Pandey and F. T. Fürsich 2003

See also Alloiteau 1958, Baron-Szabo 2002, Cairns 1991, Kiessling 2014, Löser and Raeder 1995, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Aggomorphastraea, Astraeofungia, Brachyseris, Collignonastraea, Comophyllia, Digitosmilia, Dimorphastrea, Ellipsocoenia, Fungiastraea, Latiastrea, Latomeandra, Loboseris, Microphyllia, Microphylliopsis, Mixastraea, Periseris, Thamnoseris, Trochoplegmopsis, Valliculastraea, Vallimeandra

Subtaxa: Ovalastraea cesaredensis Ovalastraea heckeri Ovalastrea bihinensis Ovalastrea caryophylloides Ovalastrea collignoni Ovalastrea crassa Ovalastrea cretacea Ovalastrea dubia Ovalastrea fredericksburgensis Ovalastrea lobata Ovalastrea michelini Ovalastrea pecosensis Ovalastrea plicata Ovalastrea polygonalis Ovalastrea proeminens Ovalastrea pseudolorioli Ovalastrea recki Ovalastrea regularis Ovalastrea tenuistriata Ovalastrea urgonica

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Type: Ovalastrea caryophylloides

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (4 collections), France (3), Greece (2), Jamaica (3), Japan (2), Madagascar (2), Mexico (2), Poland (3), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Spain (2), Tanzania (3), Trinidad and Tobago (2), United States (3: Texas), Uzbekistan (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (1), Spain (1)

• Jurassic of the Czech Republic (1), Ethiopia (3), France (4), Georgia (1), Germany (5), Greece (1), Iran (3), Italy (2), Japan (1), Poland (3), Portugal (28), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (6), Slovenia (2), Somalia (2), Spain (4), Tanzania (1), Ukraine (1), Uzbekistan (2)

Total: 108 collections including 133 occurrences

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