Favites abdita Ellis and Solander 1786 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora abdita

Synonyms: Astrea virens Dana 1846, Favia crassior Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850, Favites virens Dana 1846, Prionastraea crassior Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850, Prionastraea gibbosa Klunzinger 1879, Prionastraea quoyi Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850, Prionastraea sulfurea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850

Belongs to Favites according to Vaughan 1918

See also Felix 1915, Felix 1920, Inskipp et al. 2005 and Sheppard 1987

Sister taxa: Favites acuticollis, Favites ambigua, Favites autignacensis, Favites borneensis, Favites carryensis, Favites chinensis, Favites complanata, Favites crassiseptata, Favites densisepta, Favites detecta, Favites flexuosa, Favites halicora, Favites inaequiseptata, Favites macrocalyx, Favites magnificata, Favites magnistellata, Favites mexicana, Favites micropentagona, Favites mimbastensis, Favites neglecta, Favites neugeboreni, Favites neuvillei, Favites oligocenica, Favites pauciseptata, Favites pentagona, Favites polygonalis, Favites rhomboidea, Favites rotundata, Favites spinosa, Favites stylifera, Favites taruensis, Favites tesserifera, Favites verbeeki, Favites yborensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), French Polynesia (1), Guam (1), Indonesia (2), Iran (1), Japan (15), Jordan (3), Mauritius (1), New Caledonia (3), Pakistan (3), Papua New Guinea (1), the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (5), Taiwan (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Philippines (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (3), Papua New Guinea (1)

Total: 47 collections each including a single occurrence

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