Platygyra sinensis Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Astroria sinensis, Meandrina sinensis

Synonyms: Coeloria delicatula Ortmann 1888, Maeandrina delicatula Ortmann 1888, Platygyra delicatula Ortmann 1888

Belongs to Platygyra according to Veron 1977

See also Chevalier 1968, Felix 1915, Kiessling 2008 and Veron et al. 1977

Sister taxa: Platygyra acuta, Platygyra colombiana, Platygyra contorta, Platygyra crosslandi, Platygyra daedalea, Platygyra euaensis, Platygyra lamellina, Platygyra mareensis, Platygyra naroetensis, Platygyra pini, Platygyra renemai, Platygyra ryukyuensis, Platygyra singularis, Platygyra stricta

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Egypt (1), India (1), Indonesia (3), Japan (9), New Caledonia (4), Pakistan (3), Papua New Guinea (16), the Philippines (1), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (1)

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

Total: 45 collections each including a single occurrence

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