Plesiastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Synonym: Plesiastraeopsis Chevalier 1954

Parent taxon: Faviidae according to J.E.N. Veron 2000

See also Baron-Szabo 2002, Baron-Szabo 2009 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Agathiphylliinae, Amphimeandra, Anisocoenia, Antiguastrea, Antillophyllia, Aquitanastraea, Barabattoia, Cladocora, Colpophyllia, Columellogyra, Dactylosmilia, Defrancia, Dictuophyllia, Dictyoastraea, Diploria, Edwardsastraea, Eohydnophora, Eugyra, Favia, Faviinae, Felixigyra, Grandifavia, Hadrophyllia, Haldonia, Kobyphyllia, Ksiazkiewiczia, Leptastrea, Liptodendron, Manicina, Montastreinae, Monticulastraea, Moseleya, Myriophyllia, Oulastrea, Parasimplastrea, Phacellocoenia, Plavecia, Pseudisastraea, Pseudomyriophyllia, Sakalavastraea, Solenastrea, Stephanaxocoenia, Tarbellastraea, Thysanus

Subtaxa: Plesiastrea costata Plesiastrea fungiformis Plesiastrea grayi Plesiastrea incerta Plesiastrea microcalyx Plesiastrea moravica Plesiastrea sulcatilamellosa Plesiastrea versipora

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (5 collections), Cook Islands (1), Egypt (1), Indonesia (3), Japan (10), Kenya (3), New Caledonia (4), Pakistan (2), Papua New Guinea (4), Pitcairn (2)

• Pliocene of Egypt (1), Indonesia (5), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (2)

• Miocene of Australia (1), Egypt (1), Fiji (4), Haiti (1), Iran (8), New Zealand (3), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (1), Romania (1), Turkey (7)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Somalia (1)

• Oligocene of Greece (1), Iran (1), Somalia (2)

• Eocene of Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1), the Czech Republic (1), Mexico (2), Serbia and Montenegro (1)

Total: 84 collections including 94 occurrences

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