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Hydnophora Fischer de Waldheim 1807 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6510

Synonyms: Angeliphyllia Barta-Calmus 1973 (no. 6146), Hydnophoraraea Oppenheim 1930 (no. 89076), Hydnophorare Oppenheim 1930 (no. 6512), Hydnophorarea Oppenheim 1930 (no. 65876), Michelottiphyllia Barta-Calmus 1973 (no. 6605)

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

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

Subtaxa: Hydnophora ackermanni, Hydnophora affinis, Hydnophora astraeoides, Hydnophora cristatoseriata, Hydnophora exesa, Hydnophora ferryi, Hydnophora grandis, Hydnophora infundibulum, Hydnophora microconos, Hydnophora oppenheimi, Hydnophora pilosa, Hydnophora provincialis, Hydnophora pulchra, Hydnophora rudis, Hydnophora solidior, Hydnophora styriaca, Hydnophora tenella, Hydnophora variabilis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder