Superfamily Caryophyllioidea Vaughan and Wells 1943 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia

Parent taxon: Carophylliina according to S. D. Cairns 1997

Sister taxa: Alpinophylliidae, Caryophylliicae, Flabellicae, Parasmiliidae, Protoheterastraeidae, Protoheterstraeidae, Reimaniphyllioidea

Subtaxa: Turbinoliidae

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (13 collections), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene of Australia (1), France (3), Japan (2), Taiwan (2)

• Miocene of Australia (10), Belgium (1), Brazil (2), Chile (1), the Dominican Republic (2), France (8), Germany (13), Indonesia (1), Italy (2), Japan (1), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (2), Poland (4), Slovakia (1)

• Waitakian of New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), Australia (2), France (2), Germany (4), Greenland (1), the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (1), Peru (1), Spain (1), United States (5: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi)

• Eocene of Australia (3), Austria (1), Belgium (12), Colombia (1), Croatia (2), France (10), Hungary (1), Indonesia (1), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (2), Nigeria (3), Spain (2), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (17), United States (67: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Australia (1)

• Paleocene of Austria (2), Belgium (1), Cote D'Ivoire (1), Greenland (1), Nigeria (1), United States (4: Alabama, Mississippi, North Dakota, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), Australia (1), Austria (1), Madagascar (1), New Zealand (7), Ukraine (3), United States (1: Texas)

Total: 249 collections including 343 occurrences

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