Thecosmilia cumanensis Wells 1944 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1944. Cretaceous, tertiary, and recent corals, a sponge, and an alga from Venezuela. Journal of Paleontology 18(5):429-447

Belongs to Thecosmilia according to J. W. Wells 1944

Sister taxa: Thecosmilia acaulis, Thecosmilia annularis, Thecosmilia bassanii, Thecosmilia buonamici, Thecosmilia cartieri, Thecosmilia complanata, Thecosmilia costata, Thecosmilia delaunayi, Thecosmilia densa, Thecosmilia dichotoma, Thecosmilia elegans, Thecosmilia eudenticulata, Thecosmilia furcata, Thecosmilia gregaria, Thecosmilia gresslyi, Thecosmilia guerreroensis, Thecosmilia hideshimaensis, Thecosmilia hoernesii, Thecosmilia irregularis, Thecosmilia jaccardi, Thecosmilia lancisii, Thecosmilia langi, Thecosmilia longimana, Thecosmilia magna, Thecosmilia martini, Thecosmilia minuta, Thecosmilia moraviensis, Thecosmilia neglecta, Thecosmilia ngariensis, Thecosmilia norica, Thecosmilia oaxaquensis, Thecosmilia omboni, Thecosmilia panasqueirensis, Thecosmilia qingyanensis, Thecosmilia rofanica, Thecosmilia rutogensis, Thecosmilia somaensis, Thecosmilia tibetana, Thecosmilia typica, Thecosmilia virgulina, Thecosmilia vurguni, Thecosmilia weberi, Thecosmilia zagaliensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Las Cinco Ceibas, which is in an Aptian/Albian perireef or subreef limestone in the Barranquin Formation of Venezuela

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Iran (1 collection), Venezuela (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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