Pachyseris Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Parent taxon: Agariciidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Agaricia, Anisoria, Coeloseris, Craterastraea, Cyathoseris, Gardineroseris, Helioseris, Heterogyra, Hydnophoroseris, Lamellofungia, Leptoseris, Maeandrella, Mioseris, Morphastrea, Ogilviastraea, Pavona, Plocoastraea, Trochoseris, Trochoseropsis, Valloria, Vaughanoseris

Subtaxa: Pachyseris (Pavonaraea) Pachyseris compacta Pachyseris cristata Pachyseris curvata Pachyseris denticulata Pachyseris distans Pachyseris rugosa Pachyseris speciosa

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (11 collections), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (5), Indonesia (3), Japan (15), Kenya (4), New Caledonia (3), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (2), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (7), Japan (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Taiwan (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (4)

• Miocene of Fiji (2), France (1), Indonesia (8), Iran (2), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (2)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of Croatia (1)

Total: 80 collections including 89 occurrences

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