Leptomussa variabilis d'Achiardi 1867 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Synonym: Coelosmilia elliptica Reuss 1868

Belongs to Leptomussa according to d'Achiardi 1867

See also Frost 1981 and Reuss 1868

Sister taxa: Leptomussa falloti, Leptomussa panteniana

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Iran (1 collection)

• Oligocene of France (2), Greece (1), Iran (2), Italy (2), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Spain (3)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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