Siderofungia Reiss 1889 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Parent taxon: Siderastreidae according to R. C. Baron-Szabo 2002

See also Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Siderofungia bella Siderofungia irregularis Siderofungia morloti Siderofungia zitteli

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Type: Columnastraea bella

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Italy (2 collections), Spain (1), Turkey (1)

• Eocene of the Czech Republic (1), Germany (1), Italy (3), Ukraine (2)

• Paleocene of Pakistan (1)

• Cretaceous of Germany (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (3), Serbia and Montenegro (1), United States (2: Texas), Uzbekistan (1), Venezuela (2)

Total: 25 collections including 28 occurrences

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