Pectinia Oken 1815 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Synonyms: Physophyllia Duncan 1884, Tridacophyllia Blainville 1830

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

See also Sepkoski 2002, Veron 1992, Veron 2000, Wells 1954 and Wells 1956

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

Subtaxa: Pectinia ayleni Pectinia lactuca

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Japan (5)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

Total: 7 collections including 8 occurrences

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