Pironastrea d'Achiardi 1875 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anomastraea, Coscinaraea, Eosiderastrea, Hindeastraea, Horastrea, Koilomorpha, Maeandroseris, Palaeosiderofungia, Psammocora, Pseudosiderastrea, Siderastrea, Siderastreites, Siderofungia, Sideroseris, Siderosmilia, Stephanomorpha, Synhelia

Subtaxa: Pironastrea anguillensis Pironastrea antiguensis Pironastrea discoides Pironastrea lamellosa Pironastrea sangkoelirangensis

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Type: Pironastrea discoides

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Caledonia (1 collection)

• Miocene of Anguilla (1), Indonesia (1), Jamaica (1), Panama (4)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), Cuba (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (1), Puerto Rico (1)

• Eocene of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Panama (1)

• Paleocene of Pakistan (1), Slovenia (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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