Rhizopsammia Verril 1869 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Parent taxon: Dendrophylliidae according to F. J. Brook 1998

Sister taxa: Aplopsammia, Areopsammia, Astroides, Balanophyllia, Bathypsammia, Blastozopsammia, Cahuzacopsammia, Calostylopsis, Dendrophyllia, Dichopsammia, Duncanopsammia, Enallopsammia, Endopachys, Endopsammia, Heteropsammia, Lamellophyllia, Leptopsammia, Lobopsammia, Makridinophyllia, Notophyllia, Paleoastroides, Reussopsammia, Rhabdopsammia, Stereopsammia, Stichopsammia, Thecopsammia, Tubastraea, Turbinaria, Wadeopsammia

Subtaxa: Rhizopsammia arnoldi

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Pliocene of United States (3: California)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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