Thecosmilia trichotoma Goldfuss 1826 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Alternative combination: Lithodendron trichotomum

Belongs to Thecosmilia according to O. F. Geyer 1955

Sister taxa: Thecosmilia acaulis, Thecosmilia annularis, Thecosmilia bassanii, Thecosmilia cartieri, Thecosmilia complanata, Thecosmilia costata, Thecosmilia cumanensis, Thecosmilia delaunayi, Thecosmilia dichotoma, Thecosmilia elegans, Thecosmilia eudenticulata, Thecosmilia furcata, Thecosmilia gregaria, Thecosmilia gresslyi, Thecosmilia guerreroensis, Thecosmilia hideshimaensis, Thecosmilia hoernesii, Thecosmilia irregularis, Thecosmilia jaccardi, Thecosmilia langi, Thecosmilia longimana, Thecosmilia magna, Thecosmilia martini, Thecosmilia minuta, Thecosmilia moraviensis, Thecosmilia neglecta, Thecosmilia ngariensis, Thecosmilia oaxaquensis, Thecosmilia panasqueirensis, Thecosmilia qingyanensis, Thecosmilia rofanica, Thecosmilia rutogensis, Thecosmilia somaensis, Thecosmilia tibetana, Thecosmilia tobleri, Thecosmilia typica, Thecosmilia virgulina, Thecosmilia vurguni, Thecosmilia weberi, Thecosmilia zagaliensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Greece (1 collection)

• Jurassic of the Czech Republic (3), France (3), Georgia (3), Germany (16), Iran (1), Poland (5), Portugal (10), the Russian Federation (2), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (1), Switzerland (4), Ukraine (1)

Total: 51 collections each including a single occurrence

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