Paraplacocoenia rotula Goldfuss 1826 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Placocoeniidae

Alternative combinations: Astrea rotula, Cryptocoenia rotula, Montastrea rotula, Orbicella rotula

Synonyms: Cyphastrea orbignyana Reuss 1854, Paraplacocoenia orbignyana Reuss 1854, Placocoenia dumortieri de Fromentel 1879, Placocoenia orbignyana Reuss 1854

Belongs to Paraplacocoenia according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Baron-Szabo 1999 and Leloux 1999

Sister taxon: Paraplacocoenia pruvosti

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Italy (1 collection), the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1), the Netherlands (4)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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