Thamnasteria LeSauvage 1823 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae

Synonyms: Centrastrea d'Orbigny 1849, Dactylocoenia d'Orbigny 1849, Thamnastraea Lesauvage 1832

Parent taxon: Thamnasteriidae according to E. Roniewicz and G. D. Stanley 2013

See also Fischer 1969, Kiessling 2003, Roniewicz 1976, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Corbariastraea, Dendrastrea, Dimorphofungia, Polyastropsis, Recticostastraea, Stereocaenia, Substuoresia, Thalamocaeniopsis

Subtaxa: Thamnasteria abukumaensis Thamnasteria andranomarivensis Thamnasteria aspera Thamnasteria bevoayensis Thamnasteria bonanomii Thamnasteria communis Thamnasteria concinna Thamnasteria concinnaformis Thamnasteria coquandi Thamnasteria cotteaui Thamnasteria defrancei Thamnasteria dendroidea Thamnasteria dumonti Thamnasteria felixi Thamnasteria globosa Thamnasteria gracilis Thamnasteria heterogenea Thamnasteria hoffmeisteri Thamnasteria huzimotoi Thamnasteria imlayi Thamnasteria iranensis Thamnasteria jaccardi Thamnasteria japonica Thamnasteria jezoensis Thamnasteria kobyi Thamnasteria latistellata Thamnasteria leptopetala Thamnasteria lobata Thamnasteria loryi Thamnasteria lyelli Thamnasteria maeandra Thamnasteria mammosa Thamnasteria matsushitai Thamnasteria mettensis Thamnasteria microconos Thamnasteria miyakoensis Thamnasteria moreana Thamnasteria naumanni Thamnasteria nicoleti Thamnasteria ogawaensis Thamnasteria patina Thamnasteria pseudopaliformis Thamnasteria racemosa Thamnasteria rhaetica Thamnasteria rumignyensis Thamnasteria scita Thamnasteria seriata Thamnasteria settsassi Thamnasteria sinuata Thamnasteria sinuosa Thamnasteria smithi Thamnasteria tenuissima Thamnasteria terquemi Thamnasteria tokushimaensis Thamnasteria tonantzinae Thamnasteria torinosuensis Thamnasteria yuraensis Thamnastraea alpina Thamnastraea plana

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Hungary (1 collection), Italy (1), United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of Austria (2), China (2), the Czech Republic (2), Egypt (1), Georgia (4), Germany (4), Hungary (1), Japan (4), Mexico (2), Pakistan (1), Poland (1), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Texas)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (5)

• Jurassic of Argentina (2), Austria (2), Azerbaijan (4), Belarus (1), Canada (2: Nova Scotia), Chile (2), Colombia (1), the Czech Republic (4), France (91), Georgia (3), Germany (28), Greece (1), India (1), Indonesia (1), Iran (11), Italy (5), Japan (5), Jordan (2), Lebanon (1), Luxembourg (1), Madagascar (3), Mexico (1), Morocco (5), Peru (1), Poland (22), Portugal (24), Romania (4), the Russian Federation (1), Saudi Arabia (7), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Slovenia (6), Spain (3), Switzerland (12), Thailand (2), Tunisia (4), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (30), United States (1: Arkansas), Uzbekistan (2)

• Triassic of Austria (1), Canada (5: British Columbia, Yukon), China (2), Greece (1), Hungary (1), India (1), Iran (1), Italy (3), Slovenia (1), Tajikistan (3), Thailand (1), United States (18: Alaska, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon)

Total: 377 collections including 484 occurrences

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