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Paraleptoria Budd and Bosellini 2016 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 332940

Full reference: A. F. Budd and F. R. Bosellini. 2016. Revision of Oligocene Mediterranean meandroid corals in the scleractinian families Mussidae, Merulinidae and Lobophylliidae. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 14

Parent taxon: Merulinidae according to A. F. Budd and F. R. Bosellini 2016

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

Subtaxa: Paraleptoria flexuosissima, Paraleptoria polygonalis

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Type: Meandrina polygonalis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder