Wellsotrochus cyathiformis Squires 1958 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae

Alternative combination: Wellsia cyathiformis

Synonyms: Kangiliacyathus groenlandicus Floris 1972, Levicyathus cairnsi Filkorn 1994, Wellsotrochus conicus Squires 1962

Full reference: D. F. Squires. 1958. The Cretaceous and Tertiary corals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin 29:1-107

Belongs to Wellsotrochus according to R. Baron-Szabo 2008

See also Squires 1962

Sister taxon: Wellsotrochus discus

Type specimens:

  • Wellsotrochus cyathiformis: Its type locality is Bull's Point, Kaipara Harbour, which is in a Piripauan marine horizon in the Otamatea Formation of New Zealand
  • Kangiliacyathus groenlandicus: Its type locality is Danienrygge, Kangilia, Nugssuaq, West Greenland, which is in a Danian basin reef tuff/conglomerate in Greenland.
  • Levicyathus cairnsi: Its type locality is Seymour Island I, Antarctica, which is in a Maastrichtian estuary/bay sandstone/siltstone in the Lopez de Bertodano Formation of Antarctica.
  • Wellsotrochus conicus: Its type locality is Whakanekeneke River, which is in a Piripauan carbonate limestone in New Zealand.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of New Zealand (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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