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Aspidastraea Kühn 1933 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Cyclolitidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6174

Full reference: O. Kühn. 1933. Das Becken von Isfahan-Saidabad und seine altmiocäne Korallenfauna [The Isfahan-Saidabad Basin and its Miocene coral fauna]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 79:143-221

Parent taxon: Cyclolitidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Aspidiscus, Cyclolitopsis, Paracycloseris

Subtaxa: Aspidastraea clathrata, Aspidastraea orientalis, Aspidastraea semhae

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Type: Aspidastraea orientalis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic