Blastozopsammia Filkorn and Pantoja-Alor 2004 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Full reference: H. F. Filkorn and J. Pantoja-Alor. 2004. A new Early Cretaceous coral (Anthozoa, Scleractinia, Dendrophylliina) and its evolutionary significance. Journal of Paleontology 78(3):501-512

Parent taxon: Dendrophylliidae according to H. F. Filkorn and J. Pantoja-Alor 2004

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

Subtaxa: Blastozopsammia guerreroterion

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Type: Blastozopsammia guerreroterion

Ecology: stationary epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Chumbitaro, MP 18 (Cretaceous of Mexico)

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