Mesofavosites Sokolov 1951 (tabulate coral)

Anthozoa - Favositida - Favositidae

Parent taxon: Paleofavositinae according to D. Hill 1981

See also Klaamann 1964 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Manipora, Saffordophyllum

Subtaxa: Mesofavosites alveolitoides Mesofavosites bonus Mesofavosites dualis Mesofavosites fleximurinus Mesofavosites fortis Mesofavosites imbellis Mesofavosites inferior Mesofavosites kiltsiensis Mesofavosites major Mesofavosites multiporus Mesofavosites obliquus Mesofavosites pulchrum Mesofavosites secundus Mesofavosites silicificatus Mesofavosites similis Mesofavosites validus

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Type: Mesofavosites dualis

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Devonian of China (1 collection), Japan (2)

• Silurian of Belarus (2), China (26), Estonia (32), Mongolia (5), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (31), Ukraine (7), United States (9: Alaska)

• Ordovician of China (3), Estonia (2), the Russian Federation (11), United States (3: Alaska)

Total: 135 collections including 180 occurrences

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