Colpophyllia mexicanum Frost and Langenheim, Jr. 1974 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

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

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

Sister taxa: Colpophyllia amaranthus, Colpophyllia applanata, Colpophyllia breviserialis, Colpophyllia duncani, Colpophyllia elegans, Colpophyllia inaequalis, Colpophyllia iranica, Colpophyllia malayica, Colpophyllia meandrinoides, Colpophyllia multisepta, Colpophyllia natans, Colpophyllia reagani, Colpophyllia slavutytschensis, Colpophyllia willoughbiensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Simojovel road section B-8095, B-8465, which is in a Miocene reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the La Quinta Formation of Mexico

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Mexico (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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