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Thecactinastraea Beauvais 1986 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oppelismiliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6927

Full reference: L. Beauvais. 1986. Monographie des Madreporaires du Jurassique Inferieur du Maroc (Monograph on Lower Jurassic Corals of Morocco). Palaeontographica Abteilung A 194(1-3):1-68

Parent taxon: Oppelismiliidae according to E. Roniewicz 2009

Sister taxa: Haimeicyclus, Heterastraea, Oppelismilia, Phacelophyllia

Subtaxa: Thecactinastraea fasciculata, Thecactinastraea krimensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic