Placosmilia copoyensis Frost and Langenheim, Jr. 1974 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Full reference: S. H. Frost and R. L. Langenheim, Jr. 1974. Cenozoic Reef Biofacies. Chicago, Northern Illinois University Press 1-388

Belongs to Placosmilia according to S. H. Frost and R. L. Langenheim 1974

Sister taxa: Placosmilia bilobata, Placosmilia bofilli, Placosmilia bojnicensis, Placosmilia cornu, Placosmilia elliptica, Placosmilia fenestrata, Placosmilia fimbriata, Placosmilia gracilis, Placosmilia limburgica, Placosmilia martini, Placosmilia pethoi, Placosmilia polygonata, Placosmilia sinuosa, Placosmilia urgoniensis, Placosmiliopsis bilobatus

Type specimen: Its type locality is Copoya TM-1, which is in a Lutetian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the San Juan Formation of Mexico

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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