Psammocora Dana 1846 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Synonym: Stephanaria Verrill 1867

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

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Veron and Pichon 1976

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

Subtaxa: Psammocora explanulata Psammocora gasparillensis Psammocora obtusangula Psammocora paponica Psammocora profundacella Psammocora stellata Psammocora superficialis Psammocora trinitatis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), Costa Rica (1), Egypt (3), French Polynesia (3), Guam (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (5), Malaysia (1), Mexico (4), Panama (4), Pitcairn (2), United States (1: Hawaii)

• Miocene of the Bahamas (2), Japan (1), Panama (3), Puerto Rico (1), Trinidad and Tobago (6)

• Oligocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Eocene of France (1)

Total: 44 collections including 49 occurrences

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