Correlation chart comparing the stratigraphic and biogeographic distribution of <i>Parascolymia</i> and possibly related coral taxa with the global climate trend, as reflected in the deep-sea oxygen isotope record [63,85], and with palaeogeographic events [13].

<p>Coral occurrences refer to <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0132243#pone.0132243.t001" target="_blank">Table 1</a>. The dotted pattern indicate a closed Tethyan Seaway and the intermittent yellow fields represent impaired marine connections impassable for shallow marine biota from the Eastern Tethys/Proto-Indo-West Pacific; EAAP = East African‒Arabian Province, WIOP = Western Indian Ocean Province, IPP = Indo-Polynesian Province, <i>G</i>LB = <i>Gomphotherium</i> Landbridge, MMCO = Middle Miocene Climate Optimum; chronostratigraphy according to [<a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0132243#pone.0132243.ref086" target="_blank">86</a>].</p>