Family Oculinidae Gray 1847 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

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

See also Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Cladocoridae, Columastreidae, Diplocteniopsidae, Faviicae, Heliastraeidae, Isastreidae, Misistellidae, Mussidae, Pamiroseriidae, Phyllocoeniidae, Placocoeniidae, Placosmiliidae, Stylophyllicae, Tropidastraeidae

Subtaxa: Astrhelia Bantamia Bathelia Ennallohelia Galaxeinae Madrepora Oculina Oculininae Palaeohelia Schizoculina Sclerhelia Simplastrea

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Argentina (2 collections), Australia (35), Bermuda (1), Cape Verde (1), Cayman Islands (1), Costa Rica (2), Djibouti (1), the Dominican Republic (4), Egypt (27), Greece (6), India (1), Indonesia (6), Ireland (1), Italy (2), Japan (20), Kenya (19), Malaysia (1), Maldives (2), Mauritius (2), Mayotte (1), New Caledonia (2), North Atlantic (1), Panama (1), Papua New Guinea (2), Saudi Arabia (5), the Seychelles (4), Somalia (1), Sri Lanka (1), Sudan (1), Taiwan (1), United States (5: Florida), Vanuatu (8)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (11), Italy (1), Japan (1), New Zealand (1), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (4: California, Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Malaysia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (1), the Czech Republic (1), Fiji (4), France (5), Grenada (1), Indonesia (16), Iran (3), Italy (5), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Madagascar (1), Malaysia (1), New Zealand (13), Papua New Guinea (3), Poland (1), Spain (1), United States (2: Hawaii, Maryland)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (2)

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

• Oligocene of Australia (1), France (1), Hungary (4), Iran (1), Jamaica (1), New Zealand (3), United States (18: California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Washington)

• Whaingaroan of New Zealand (1)

• Eocene of Egypt (2), France (3), Italy (1), the Marshall Islands (1), New Zealand (8), Peru (2), Tonga (1), Ukraine (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (15: Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (2), Argentina (3), China (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (2), Greenland (6), New Zealand (1), Slovenia (5), Spain (1), United States (9: Alabama, South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Japan (1), Madagascar (2), New Zealand (5), Poland (3), the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas)

Total: 368 collections including 429 occurrences

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