Symphyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

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

See also 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, Scolymia, Syzygophyllia

Subtaxa: Symphyllia agaricia Symphyllia confusa Symphyllia densium Symphyllia erythraea Symphyllia molengraaffi Symphyllia radians Symphyllia recta Symphyllia valenciennesii

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (12 collections), Eritrea (1), Indonesia (3), Japan (8), Kenya (5), New Caledonia (4), Papua New Guinea (6), Saudi Arabia (1), the Seychelles (1), Vanuatu (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1), the Philippines (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (8), Japan (2), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1), Iran (2)

• Oligocene of Italy (2)

Total: 61 collections including 70 occurrences

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