Siderastrea Blainville 1830 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Synonym: Plesiothamnasteria Alloiteau 1957

Parent taxon: Siderastreidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Baron-Szabo 2002, Sepkoski 2002 and Turnsek 1997

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

Subtaxa: Siderastrea adkinsi Siderastrea banksi Siderastrea bertrandiana Siderastrea clarki Siderastrea columnaris Siderastrea conferta Siderastrea crenulata Siderastrea dalli Siderastrea dubiosa Siderastrea froehlichiana Siderastrea hillsboroensis Siderastrea italica Siderastrea mendenhalli Siderastrea micrommata Siderastrea miocenica Siderastrea pliocenica Siderastrea propitia Siderastrea radians Siderastrea savignyana Siderastrea scotia Siderastrea senecta Siderastrea siderea Siderastrea silecensis Siderastrea splendida Siderastrea stellata Siderastrea tuckerae Siderastrea vancouverensis Siderastrea washingtonensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (2 collections), the Bahamas (4), Barbados (12), Belize (2), Bermuda (1), Brazil (3), Cape Verde (6), Cayman Islands (26), Colombia (11), Costa Rica (14), the Dominican Republic (9), Egypt (2), Haiti (7), Jamaica (4), Malaysia (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (22), New Caledonia (2), Panama (17), Saudi Arabia (1), Spain (2), United States (14: Florida), Venezuela (1), Virgin Islands (4)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (7), Indonesia (1), Jamaica (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (2), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (10), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (3), Indonesia (6), Jamaica (1), the Netherlands Antilles (5), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (10: California, Florida)

• Miocene of Algeria (10), Anguilla (4), Austria (1), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (4), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (5), France (15), Germany (1), Greece (1), Grenada (1), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (1), Italy (10), Jamaica (1), Malta (1), Mexico (4), Morocco (5), Panama (5), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Puerto Rico (1), Romania (1), Slovakia (2), Somalia (1), Spain (8), Trinidad and Tobago (3), Turkey (5), Ukraine (1), United States (3: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), Costa Rica (1), France (1), Iran (1), Italy (4), Jamaica (1), Mexico (2), Puerto Rico (3), Somalia (1), United States (4: California, Georgia, Washington), Venezuela (3)

• Eocene of Angola (1), Italy (1), Mexico (3), Spain (3), United States (1: Washington)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), Egypt (2), Puerto Rico (1), Slovenia (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (2), Germany (1), Jamaica (7), Mexico (2), Oman (1), Slovenia (1), United States (2: Texas)

Total: 379 collections including 434 occurrences

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