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Favites Link 1807 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6439

Synonyms: Aphrastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (no. 96575), Ellasmoastraea Michelotti 1871 (no. 96533), Metastraea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 (no. 83240), Metastrea Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 (no. 83238), Plesiophyllia Michelotti 1871 (no. 6760), Prionastraea (no. 97773)

Parent taxon: Merulinidae according to D. Huang et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Astrea, Australogyra, Boninastrea, Coelastrea, Cyphastrea, Dipsastraea, Echinopora, Erythrastrea, Goniastrea, Hydnophora, Hydnophyllia, Leptoria, Merulina, Mycedium, Orbicella, Oulophyllia, Paraclavarina, Paraleptoria, Paramontastraea, Parastrea, Pectinia, Platygyra, Scapophyllia, Trachyphyllia

Subtaxa: Favites abdita, Favites acuticollis, Favites ambigua, Favites autignacensis, Favites borneensis, Favites carryensis, Favites chinensis, Favites complanata, Favites crassiseptata, Favites densisepta, Favites detecta, Favites flexuosa, Favites gabbi, 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 yamanarii

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder