Scolymia Haime 1852 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Synonym: Parascolymia

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

See also Kiessling 2003 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthastrea, Antilla, Aquitanophyllia, Australomussa, Blastomussa, Circophyllia, Cyclomussa, Cycloria, Cynarina, Homophyllia, Indomussa, Indophyllia, Isophyllia, Leptomussa, Lithodendrum, Lithophyllia, Lobophyllia, Matejkia, Micromussa, Mussa, Mussinae, Mussismilia, Mycetophyllia, Palaeomussa, Symphyllia, Syzygophyllia

Subtaxa: Parascolymia bracherti Scolymia australis Scolymia cubensis Scolymia lacera Scolymia vitiensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cayman Islands (5 collections), Costa Rica (5), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (2), New Zealand (6), Panama (1), Pitcairn (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of Jamaica (1), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), Panama (3), Turkey (2)

Total: 32 collections including 36 occurrences

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