Syzygophyllia Reuss 1860 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Parent taxon: Mussidae according to E. Roniewicz and J. Stolarski 1991

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, Symphyllia

Subtaxa: Syzygophyllia brevis Syzygophyllia elongata Syzygophyllia grandis Syzygophyllia hayesi Syzygophyllia tampae

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of France (5), Italy (1), Poland (1), Romania (2), Turkey (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of France (2)

• Eocene of Mexico (1), Nicaragua (1)

Total: 19 collections including 26 occurrences

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