Porites Link 1807 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alveopora, Bernardpora, Dictyaraea, Goniopora, Poritipora, Stylaraea

Subtaxa: Porites amplectans Porites anguillensis Porites arenosa Porites arnaudi Porites astreoides Porites australiensis Porites baracoaensis Porites belli Porites bernardi Porites branneri Porites calabricae Porites carrizensis Porites chipolanum Porites collegniana Porites colonensis Porites columnaris Porites compressa Porites convivatoris Porites crustulum Porites cylindrica Porites deshayesiana Porites divaricata Porites diversiformis Porites douvillei Porites evermanni Porites floridaeprima Porites furcata Porites gajensis Porites hawaiiensis Porites heronensis Porites incrustans Porites lanuginosa Porites leptoclada Porites lichen Porites lobata Porites lobatosepta Porites lutea Porites macdonaldi Porites maigensis Porites mancietensis Porites matheroni Porites minuta Porites mordax Porites multilamellata Porites murrayensis Porites nigrescens Porites nodifera Porites nummulitica Porites oligocenica Porites pachysepta Porites panamensis Porites panamensis Porites porites Porites portoricensis Porites pusilla Porites rus Porites solida Porites sverdrupi Porites timorensis Porites trinitatis Porites undulata Porites waylandi

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), Australia (60), the Bahamas (19), Barbados (27), Belize (6), Brazil (3), Cape Verde (3), Cayman Islands (43), China (1), Christmas Island (1), Colombia (26), Cook Islands (9), Costa Rica (38), the Dominican Republic (10), Egypt (54), Eritrea (2), Fiji (2), French Polynesia (42), Guadeloupe (3), Guam (2), Haiti (6), India (6), Indonesia (12), Iran (1), Israel (1), Jamaica (11), Japan (66), Jordan (1), Kenya (33), Kiribati (1), Madagascar (1), Malaysia (1), Maldives (2), the Marshall Islands (1), Mauritius (5), Mayotte (1), Mexico (37), the Netherlands Antilles (16), New Caledonia (16), New Zealand (1), Northern Mariana Islands (1), Pakistan (2), Palau (3), Panama (36), Papua New Guinea (22), the Philippines (7), Pitcairn (3), Samoa (1), Saudi Arabia (7), the Seychelles (8), Somalia (2), Sri Lanka (1), Sudan (1), Taiwan (2), Thailand (1), Tuvalu (1), United States (32: Florida, Hawaii), Vanuatu (11), Virgin Islands (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (9), Egypt (1), Indonesia (9), Jamaica (1), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1), United States (1: Florida), United States Minor Outlying Islands (2)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (10), Costa Rica (25), Cuba (3), the Dominican Republic (20), Egypt (1), French Polynesia (1), Haiti (3), Indonesia (20), Jamaica (2), Japan (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (14), Papua New Guinea (1), Portugal (1), Taiwan (1), United States (7: California, Florida, Hawaii)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chile (1), the Dominican Republic (6), Indonesia (3), Malaysia (1), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Neogene of Christmas Island (1)

• Miocene of Algeria (16), Anguilla (5), Austria (21), the Bahamas (3), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (5), Cyprus (2), the Dominican Republic (37), Egypt (10), Fiji (8), France (21), Germany (2), Greece (7), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (21), Iran (13), Israel (1), Italy (19), Jamaica (2), Japan (2), Libya (2), Madagascar (1), Malaysia (1), Malta (5), the Marshall Islands (3), Mexico (5), Morocco (13), the Netherlands Antilles (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Panama (30), Papua New Guinea (3), Poland (5), Portugal (4), Puerto Rico (2), Romania (3), Saudi Arabia (2), Slovakia (1), Somalia (9), Spain (27), Sri Lanka (1), Sudan (1), Trinidad and Tobago (10), Turkey (7), Ukraine (1), United States (5: Florida, Hawaii), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (4), France (4), Greece (2), Hungary (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (2), Italy (38), Jamaica (1), Libya (1), Mexico (4), Puerto Rico (6), Somalia (6), Turkey (5), United States (1: Texas), Venezuela (3)

• Eocene of France (2), Germany (1), Hungary (2), Italy (1), Jamaica (2), Japan (1), Morocco (2), Pakistan (1), Panama (2), Papua New Guinea (1), Spain (5)

• Paleocene of Italy (1)

Total: 1311 collections including 1868 occurrences

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