Family Meandrinidae Gray 1847 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Meandrinidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Ctenella Dichocoeniinae Euphylliinae Eusmilia Gyrosmilia Meandrininae Montigyra Progyrosmilia

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (1 collection), Barbados (5), Belize (1), Cayman Islands (18), Christmas Island (1), Colombia (7), Costa Rica (29), the Dominican Republic (8), Egypt (4), Haiti (1), Indonesia (1), Israel (1), Jamaica (4), Japan (1), Kenya (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (6), New Caledonia (2), Panama (19), Taiwan (1), United States (5: Florida, Texas), Virgin Islands (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (1), Jamaica (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (4), Costa Rica (3), the Dominican Republic (7), Haiti (2), Indonesia (3), Jamaica (3), Japan (1), the Netherlands Antilles (5), United States (3: California, Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (1), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (7), Germany (1), Haiti (1), Indonesia (10), Iran (4), Italy (2), Japan (1), New Zealand (4), Panama (12), Papua New Guinea (2), Puerto Rico (2)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), France (2), Libya (1), Mexico (2), Panama (1), Somalia (2), Turkey (2), United States (1: Washington)

• Eocene of Cuba (1), Germany (1), Guadeloupe (1), Hungary (1), Italy (2), Jamaica (3), Pakistan (2), Panama (1), Slovenia (1)

• Paleocene of Egypt (3), the Netherlands (1), Pakistan (3), Senegal (1), Slovenia (2), Somalia (1)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), Armenia (2), Austria (7), Azerbaijan (2), Bulgaria (6), China (1), Croatia (2), the Czech Republic (6), Egypt (9), France (17), Georgia (1), Germany (3), Greece (3), India (2), Iran (2), Italy (4), Jamaica (8), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (7), Oman (6), Portugal (1), Romania (1), Saudi Arabia (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (4), Spain (1), Turkmenistan (1), the United Arab Emirates (2), United States (1: Maryland)

• Jurassic of France (1), Iran (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 348 collections including 491 occurrences

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