Family Pectiniidae Vaughan and Wells 1943 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pectiniidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Echinomorpha Echinophyllia Fungophyllia Oxypora

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Cook Islands (1 collection), Eritrea (1), French Polynesia (2), Indonesia (1), Japan (13), Kenya (1), Maldives (1), Mauritius (1), New Caledonia (1), Saudi Arabia (3)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (2), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (13), Iran (3), Israel (1), Japan (1), Panama (2), Turkey (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), France (1), Jamaica (1)

• Cretaceous of Sweden (1)

Total: 55 collections including 71 occurrences

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