Stylosmilia crassitheca Liao and Li 1980 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Stylinidae

Full reference: W. Liao and Z. R. Li. 1980. Jurassic Scleractinia from Amdo, northern Xizang. Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 19(3):228-238

Belongs to Stylosmilia according to W. Liao and Z. R. Li 1980

Sister taxa: Stylosmilia alpina, Stylosmilia catenula, Stylosmilia corallina, Stylosmilia fascicularis, Stylosmilia flexuosa, Stylosmilia gregorii, Stylosmilia kangpaensis, Stylosmilia michelini, Stylosmilia naumanni, Stylosmilia octonaria, Stylosmilia shirakurai, Stylosmilia solidecolumella, Stylosmilia subgracilis, Stylosmilia suevica, Stylosmilia tanggulaensis, Stylosmilia tenuis, Stylosmilia tingriensis, Stylosmilia yabei

Type specimen: Its type locality is Amdo County, Tanggula Mountains, which is in a Jurassic perireef or subreef limestone in China

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Amdo County, Tanggula Mountains

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