Stylophora conferta Reuss 1868 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae

Full reference: A. E. Reuss. 1868. Paläontologische Studien über die älteren Tertiärschichten der Alpen, 1: Die fossilen Anthozoen der Schichten von Castelgomberto [Paleontological studies about the older Tertiary beds in the Alps, 1: The fossil Anthozoa from the Castelcomberto Formation]. Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 28:129-184

Belongs to Stylophora according to Reuss 1868

Sister taxa: Stylophora affinis, Stylophora africana, Stylophora annulata, Stylophora binacuaensis, Stylophora cambridgensis, Stylophora canalis, Stylophora chiraensis, Stylophora coalescens, Stylophora compressa, Stylophora cyclopleura, Stylophora damesi, Stylophora densata, Stylophora distans, Stylophora elongata, Stylophora eocaenica, Stylophora gaasensis, Stylophora garumnica, Stylophora gemmans, Stylophora granulata, Stylophora granulata, Stylophora granulate, Stylophora hercegowinensis, Stylophora imperatoris, Stylophora kuehlmanni, Stylophora lindavistae, Stylophora macdonaldi, Stylophora minor, Stylophora monticulosa, Stylophora mordax, Stylophora octophylla, Stylophora parvistella, Stylophora paumotensis, Stylophora pistillata, Stylophora pocilloporoides, Stylophora ponderosa, Stylophora portbellensis, Stylophora pulcherrima, Stylophora ramulosa, Stylophora raristella, Stylophora reussiana, Stylophora rugosa, Stylophora silicensis, Stylophora sokkohensis, Stylophora subreticulata, Stylophora tenuissima, Stylophora thirsiformis, Stylophora undata, Stylophora verrucosa, Stylophora willoughbyi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Monte Grumi, Castelgomberto, which is in a Rupelian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Castelgomberto Formation of Italy

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Miocene of Iran (1 collection), Somalia (3)

• Oligocene of France (1), Greece (1), Italy (3), Slovenia (1), Somalia (1), Turkey (3)

• Eocene of Croatia (1), Italy (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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