Balanophyllia ponderosa Vaughan 1900 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Synonym: Balanophyllia traubi Kühn and Traub 1967

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1900. The Eocene and lower Oligocene coral faunas of the United States with descriptions of a few doubtfully Cretaceous species. United States Geological Survey, Monograph 39:1-263

Belongs to Balanophyllia according to Vaughan 1900

See also Kühn and Traub 1967

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 caulifera, 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 patera, Balanophyllia patula, Balanophyllia pittieri, Balanophyllia piuraensis, Balanophyllia praelonga, Balanophyllia rovasendai, Balanophyllia salpynx, Balanophyllia soloensis, Balanophyllia striatissima, Balanophyllia teglandae, 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

Type specimens:

  • Balanophyllia ponderosa: Its type locality is Prairie Creek, which is in a Paleocene coastal siliciclastic in Alabama
  • Balanophyllia traubi: Its type locality is Mt. Haunsberg, which is in a Paleocene coastal sandstone/marl in the Oiching Formation of Austria.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Austria (1 collection), Greenland (1), United States (11: Alabama, Texas)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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