Platygyra Ehrenberg 1834 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Synonyms: Astroria Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848, Coeloria Edwards and Haime 1848

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

See also Sepkoski 2002, Veron 2000 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, Pectinia, Scapophyllia, Trachyphyllia

Subtaxa: Platygyra acuta Platygyra colombiana Platygyra contorta Platygyra crosslandi Platygyra daedalea Platygyra euaensis Platygyra lamellina Platygyra mareensis Platygyra naroetensis Platygyra pini Platygyra renemai Platygyra ryukyuensis Platygyra sinensis Platygyra singularis Platygyra stricta

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (24 collections), Cook Islands (1), Djibouti (1), Egypt (28), Eritrea (2), Fiji (1), French Polynesia (2), Guam (2), India (5), Indonesia (9), Iran (3), Israel (1), Japan (33), Jordan (1), Kenya (17), Kiribati (1), Maldives (1), Mauritius (3), New Caledonia (15), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pakistan (4), Papua New Guinea (29), the Philippines (4), Saudi Arabia (5), the Seychelles (5), Sri Lanka (2), Sudan (1), Taiwan (1), United States (1: Hawaii), Vanuatu (8)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (3), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (15), Japan (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Taiwan (1), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (3)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Haiti (1), Indonesia (5), Iran (1), New Zealand (2), Papua New Guinea (2), Spain (7), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Indonesia (1)

• Eocene of Colombia (1), the Marshall Islands (1)

• Paleocene of Egypt (1)

Total: 264 collections including 348 occurrences

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