Pseudocoeniopsis wintoni Wells 1933 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Stylinidae

Alternative combinations: Columastrea wintoni, Stephanocoenia wintoni, Stylina wintoni

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1933. Corals of the Cretaceous of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and Western Interior of the United States. Bulletins of American Paleontology 18(67):85-288

Belongs to Pseudocoeniopsis according to S. M. Morsch 1996

See also Prinz 1991 and Turnsek et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Pseudocoeniopsis jurassica, Pseudocoeniopsis longiseptata, Pseudocoeniopsis uhligi, Silingastraea qiekanensis, Silingastraea xainzaensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Cragin's Knobs, Fort Worth, which is in an Albian carbonate limestone in the Goodland Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Chile (1 collection), United States (2: New Mexico, Texas)

• Jurassic of Argentina (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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