Balanophyllia caulifera Conrad 1847 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Alternative combination: Turbinolia caulifera

Synonyms: Balanophyllia ladakhensis Pal et al. 1984, Balanophyllia santaelenensis Frost and Langenheim, Jr. 1974, Balanophyllia schlosseri Traub 1938, Eupsammia collignoni Alloiteau 1951, Eupsammia narindensis Alloiteau 1936, Eupsammia pozaryskii Rozkowska 1955, Palaeopsammia mitsinjoensis Alloiteau 1958

Belongs to Balanophyllia according to R. Baron-Szabo 2008

See also Alloiteau 1958, Frost and Langenheim 1974, Pal et al. 1984 and Rozkowska 1955

Sister taxa: Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia), Balanophyllia acostae, Balanophyllia alta, Balanophyllia annularis, Balanophyllia augustinensis, Balanophyllia basedowi, Balanophyllia bavarica, Balanophyllia besairiei, Balanophyllia blakeleyensis, Balanophyllia calyculus, Balanophyllia campanulata, Balanophyllia cauliculata, Balanophyllia clarendonensis, Balanophyllia complanata, Balanophyllia compressa, Balanophyllia concinna, Balanophyllia conica, Balanophyllia cornurupicaprae, Balanophyllia cowlitzensis, Balanophyllia cumingii, Balanophyllia desmophyllum, Balanophyllia elegans, Balanophyllia elongata, Balanophyllia formosana, Balanophyllia fossata, Balanophyllia fulleri, Balanophyllia gigas, Balanophyllia haleana, Balanophyllia hectori, Balanophyllia imperialis, Balanophyllia inauris, Balanophyllia induta, Balanophyllia irregularis, Balanophyllia irrorata, Balanophyllia italica, Balanophyllia nonaradiata, Balanophyllia oppenheimi, Balanophyllia oulangiformis, Balanophyllia parallela, Balanophyllia patera, Balanophyllia patula, Balanophyllia pittieri, Balanophyllia piuraensis, Balanophyllia ponderosa, Balanophyllia praelonga, Balanophyllia redivivus, Balanophyllia rovasendai, Balanophyllia salpynx, Balanophyllia soloensis, Balanophyllia striatissima, Balanophyllia teglandae, Balanophyllia thalassae, Balanophyllia torta, Balanophyllia truncata, Balanophyllia variabilis, Balanophyllia variabilis, Balanophyllia varians, Balanophyllia washingtonensis, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zuffardii, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) sismondiana, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) pachysepta, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cornurupicaprae, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) meneghinii, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zelandiae, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) bossolensis, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cylindrica, Eupsammia compressa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of France (1 collection), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Cretaceous of India (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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