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Tarbellastraea hamedanii Schuster 2002 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 119529

Full reference: F. Schuster. 2002. Scleractinian corals from the Oligocene of the Qom Formation (Esfahan-Sirjan fore-arc basin, Iran). Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 239:5-55

Belongs to Tarbellastraea according to Schuster 2002

Sister taxa: Tarbellastraea abditaxis, Tarbellastraea anomala, Tarbellastraea aquitaniensis, Tarbellastraea bragai, Tarbellastraea carryensis, Tarbellastraea chevalieri, Tarbellastraea conoidea, Tarbellastraea distans, Tarbellastraea edwardsi, Tarbellastraea eggenburgensis, Tarbellastraea ellisiana, Tarbellastraea hommorensis, Tarbellastraea mimbastensis, Tarbellastraea ovalis, Tarbellastraea profundata, Tarbellastraea raulini, Tarbellastraea reussiana, Tarbellastraea russoi, Tarbellastraea salentinensis, Tarbellastraea tenera, Tarbellastraea ukrainica

Type specimen: Its type locality is Abadeh, Porites-Faviidae assemblage, Iran, which is in a Chattian reef, buildup or bioherm reef rocks in the Qom Formation of Iran

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore