Thysanus Duncan 1863 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Parent taxon: Faviidae according to K. G. Johnson 1998

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Agathiphylliinae, Amphimeandra, Anisocoenia, Antiguastrea, Antillophyllia, Aquitanastraea, Barabattoia, Cladocora, Colpophyllia, Columellogyra, Dactylosmilia, Defrancia, Dictuophyllia, Dictyoastraea, Diploria, Edwardsastraea, Eohydnophora, Eugyra, Favia, Faviinae, Felixigyra, Grandifavia, Hadrophyllia, Haldonia, Kobyphyllia, Ksiazkiewiczia, Leptastrea, Liptodendron, Manicina, Montastreinae, Monticulastraea, Moseleya, Myriophyllia, Oulastrea, Parasimplastrea, Phacellocoenia, Plavecia, Plesiastrea, Pseudisastraea, Pseudomyriophyllia, Sakalavastraea, Solenastrea, Stephanaxocoenia, Tarbellastraea

Subtaxa: Thysanus corbicula Thysanus excentricus Thysanus navicula Thysanus tenuicostatum

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Type: Thysanus excentricus

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections), Panama (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (2), United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (7), Cuba (2), the Dominican Republic (2), Jamaica (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

• Miocene of Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (7), Panama (4)

• Eocene of Ukraine (1)

Total: 37 collections including 42 occurrences

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