Stephanophyllia californica Nomland 1916 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae

Full reference: J. O. Nomland. 1916. Corals from the Cretaceous and Tertiary of California and Oregon. Bulletin of the Department of Geology, University of California Publications 9(5):59-76

Belongs to Stephanophyllia according to Nomland 1916

Sister taxa: Stephanophyllia cribraria, Stephanophyllia elegans, Stephanophyllia fungulus, Stephanophyllia hexaflora, Stephanophyllia imperialis, Stephanophyllia implexa, Stephanophyllia indica, Stephanophyllia japonica, Stephanophyllia lanquinei, Stephanophyllia michelini, Stephanophyllia nysti, Stephanophyllia plattenwaldensis, Stephanophyllia vacavillensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is UC 716 Mount Diablo, which is in a Bartonian marine horizon in the Tejon Formation of California

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of United States (6: California collections)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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