Family Siderastreidae Vaughan and Wells 1943 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Alternative spelling: Siderastraeidae

Parent taxon: Fungiina according to L. Beauvais 1986

See also Baron-Szabo 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Acrosmiliidae, Agariciicae, Andemantastraeidae, Astraeomorphidae, Astraraeidae, Dermosmiliidae, Felixaraeidae, Fungiacyathidae, Fungiicae, Funginellidae, Haplaraeidae, Kobyastraeidae, Microbaciidae, Pachyphyllidae, Poriticae, Procyclolitidae, Rhipidastraeidae, Synastraeidae, Thamnasteriidae

Subtaxa: Anomastraea Coscinaraea Eosiderastrea Hindeastraea Horastrea Koilomorpha Maeandroseris Palaeosiderofungia Pironastrea Psammocora Pseudosiderastrea Siderastrea Siderastreites Siderofungia Sideroseris Siderosmilia Stephanomorpha Synhelia

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Angola (2 collections), Australia (4), the Bahamas (4), Barbados (12), Belize (2), Bermuda (1), Brazil (3), Cape Verde (6), Cayman Islands (26), Colombia (11), Costa Rica (15), the Dominican Republic (9), Egypt (7), French Polynesia (3), Guam (1), Haiti (7), India (1), Indonesia (3), Jamaica (4), Japan (7), Kenya (1), Malaysia (1), Mexico (5), the Netherlands Antilles (22), New Caledonia (3), New Zealand (9), Panama (21), Pitcairn (2), Saudi Arabia (2), Spain (2), Taiwan (1), United States (15: Florida, Hawaii), Venezuela (1), Virgin Islands (4)

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

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (2), Colombia (1), Costa Rica (10), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (3), Indonesia (7), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), the Netherlands Antilles (5), Papua New Guinea (1), United States (10: California, Florida)

• Miocene of Algeria (10), Anguilla (4), Australia (1), Austria (1), the Bahamas (2), Bulgaria (1), Colombia (4), Cyprus (1), the Dominican Republic (5), France (15), Germany (1), Greece (1), Grenada (1), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Indonesia (3), Iran (1), Italy (10), Jamaica (1), Japan (1), Malta (1), Mexico (4), Morocco (5), Panama (10), Poland (1), Portugal (1), Puerto Rico (2), Romania (1), Slovakia (2), Somalia (1), Spain (8), Trinidad and Tobago (6), Turkey (5), United States (3: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (2), Canada (1: British Columbia), Costa Rica (1), Cuba (1), the Dominican Republic (1), France (1), Iran (1), Italy (6), Jamaica (1), Mexico (2), Puerto Rico (3), Somalia (1), Spain (1), Turkey (1), United States (4: California, Georgia, Washington), Venezuela (3)

• Eocene of Angola (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), the Czech Republic (1), France (1), Germany (1), Italy (3), Mexico (4), Panama (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (5), Ukraine (2), United States (1: Washington)

• Paleocene of Argentina (1), Egypt (2), France (1), Pakistan (1), Puerto Rico (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (1), United States (2: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Austria (3), Bulgaria (3), the Czech Republic (18), France (2), Germany (6), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Jamaica (8), Mexico (5), Oman (1), Poland (2), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Slovakia (2), Slovenia (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (1), Tanzania (1), Ukraine (1), United States (8: Texas), Uzbekistan (1), Venezuela (2)

• Jurassic of Morocco (2), Saudi Arabia (1), Slovenia (1)

Total: 527 collections including 622 occurrences

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