†family Rhizangiidae d'Orbigny 1851 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae

Synonyms: Astrangidae Verrill 1869, Astrangiidae Verrill 1869

Parent taxon: Faviicae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Baron-Szabo 2006, Vaughan 1904 and Wells 1972

Sister taxa: Anthemiphylliidae, Faviidae, Meandrinidae, Merulinidae, Montlivaltiidae, Pectiniidae, Tropiphyllidae

Subtaxa: Arctangia Astrangia Bathangia Cladangia Cryptangia Culicia Oulangia Phyllangia Platyhelia Reussangia Rhizangia Septastrea Symbiangia

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (2 collections), Barbados (1), Greece (1), Indonesia (1), Japan (1), Mexico (3), New Zealand (2), United States (18: Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Blancan of United States (2: California)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Colombia (1), France (4), Panama (3), United States (14: California, Florida, South Carolina)

• Miocene of France (24), Germany (1), India (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (1), Jamaica (1), New Zealand (6), Somalia (2), Spain (1), United States (19: Florida, New Jersey)

• Oligocene of France (5), Germany (1), Greece (1), Iran (1), Italy (6), New Zealand (1), Slovenia (1), Turkey (1), United States (2: California, Georgia)

• Eocene of Croatia (2), France (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Mexico (2), Slovenia (2), United States (10: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Washington)

• Paleocene of Greenland (2), Italy (2), Slovenia (8), Spain (1), United States (3: Alabama, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Jamaica (1), Jordan (1), United States (5: New Jersey, Texas)

Total: 175 collections including 269 occurrences

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