Sclerhelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Synonym: Sclerohelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857 [objective synonym]

Parent taxon: Oculinidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Chevalier 1961

Sister taxa: Astrhelia, Bantamia, Bathelia, Ennallohelia, Galaxeinae, Madrepora, Oculina, Oculininae, Palaeohelia, Schizoculina, Simplastrea

Subtaxa: Sclerhelia taurinensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Washington)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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