Monticulastraea Duncan 1880 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Parent taxon: Faviidae according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Bosellini 1999 and Chevalier 1961

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, Moseleya, Myriophyllia, Oulastrea, Parasimplastrea, Phacellocoenia, Plavecia, Plesiastrea, Pseudisastraea, Pseudomyriophyllia, Sakalavastraea, Solenastrea, Stephanaxocoenia, Tarbellastraea, Thysanus

Subtaxa: Monticulastraea insignis Monticulastraea maeandrina Monticulastraea roseola

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Iran (2 collections), Pakistan (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Somalia (1)

• Oligocene of Iran (1), Libya (2)

• Eocene of Indonesia (1), Pakistan (1)

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 13 collections including 15 occurrences

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