Pavona Lamarck 1801 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Synonyms: Hydnophorabacia d'Achiardi 1875, Reussastraea d'Achiardi 1875, Tichoseris Quelch 1884

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

See also Baron-Szabo 2008, Inskipp et al. 2005 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Pavona banoensis Pavona bipartita Pavona bronni Pavona burdigalensis Pavona cactus Pavona clavus Pavona danai Pavona decussata Pavona duerdeni Pavona explanulata Pavona frondifera Pavona gigantea Pavona irregularis Pavona javana Pavona longicollis Pavona machapooriensis Pavona maldivensis Pavona matheroni Pavona microstoma Pavona minuta Pavona modeloensis Pavona panamensis Pavona pennyi Pavona profunda Pavona ruvida Pavona trinitatis Pavona variabilis Pavona varians Pavona venosa

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (10 collections), China (1), Djibouti (1), Egypt (6), French Polynesia (11), Haiti (1), Indonesia (3), Japan (16), Kenya (3), Malaysia (1), Mauritius (1), Mexico (7), New Caledonia (11), New Zealand (10), Panama (2), the Philippines (1), Pitcairn (2), Saudi Arabia (5), United States (5: Hawaii)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (4), United States Minor Outlying Islands (2)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (1), Indonesia (9), Papua New Guinea (1), Taiwan (1), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (4)

• Miocene of Australia (1), the Bahamas (1), Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Egypt (1), Fiji (1), France (4), Grenada (1), Indonesia (10), Iran (2), Italy (1), Mexico (2), Panama (5), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (1), Trinidad and Tobago (4)

• Oligocene of France (3), Greece (4), Italy (23), Jamaica (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Greece (1)

• Eocene to Miocene of the Marshall Islands (1)

• Eocene of Barbados (1), Italy (2), Spain (1)

• Paleocene of Pakistan (1)

Total: 196 collections including 254 occurrences

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