Favites chinensis Verrill 1866 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Prionastraea chinensis

Belongs to Favites according to T. Inskipp et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Favites abdita, Favites acuticollis, Favites ambigua, Favites autignacensis, Favites borneensis, Favites carryensis, 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 Eritrea (1 collection), Indonesia (2), Japan (5), Pakistan (1), Papua New Guinea (5), Sudan (1)

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

• Miocene of United States (1: Hawaii)

Total: 18 collections each including a single occurrence

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