†subfamily Faviinae Gregory 1900 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

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

Sister taxa: Agathiphylliinae, Amphimeandra, Anisocoenia, Antiguastrea, Antillophyllia, Aquitanastraea, Barabattoia, Cladocora, Colpophyllia, Columellogyra, Dactylosmilia, Defrancia, Dictuophyllia, Dictyoastraea, Diploria, Edwardsastraea, Eohydnophora, Eugyra, Favia, Felixigyra, Grandifavia, Hadrophyllia, Haldonia, Kobyphyllia, Ksiazkiewiczia, Leptastrea, Liptodendron, Manicina, Montastreinae, Monticulastraea, Moseleya, Myriophyllia, Oulastrea, Parasimplastrea, Phacellocoenia, Plavecia, Plesiastrea, Pseudisastraea, Pseudomyriophyllia, Sakalavastraea, Solenastrea, Stephanaxocoenia, Tarbellastraea, Thysanus

Subtaxa: Desmocladia Grumiphyllia Indosmilia Lamellastraea Laterophyllia Nefocoenia Petrophylliella Pseudodiploria

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Bahamas (16 collections), Barbados (22), Belize (2), Cayman Islands (28), Colombia (23), Costa Rica (12), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (3), Jamaica (7), Japan (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands Antilles (50), Panama (16), United States (15: Florida), Virgin Islands (5)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (7), Jamaica (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (2), Costa Rica (9), the Netherlands Antilles (16), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (6), Iran (4), Japan (1), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Panama (7)

• Oligocene of France (1), Italy (1)

• Eocene of Croatia (1), Hungary (1), Spain (2)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Japan (1), Pakistan (1), Uzbekistan (1)

Total: 269 collections including 350 occurrences

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