Stephanophyllia indica Duncan 1880 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae

Synonym: Stephanophyllia intermedia Hassan and Salama 1970

Full reference: P. M. Duncan. 1880. Sind fossil corals and Alcyonaria. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, Palaeontologica Indica, Ser. 7 and 14 1(1):1-110

Belongs to Stephanophyllia according to P. M. Duncan 1880

See also Baron-Szabo 2008 and Hassan and Salama 1970

Sister taxa: Stephanophyllia californica, Stephanophyllia cribraria, Stephanophyllia elegans, Stephanophyllia fungulus, Stephanophyllia hexaflora, Stephanophyllia imperialis, Stephanophyllia implexa, Stephanophyllia japonica, Stephanophyllia lanquinei, Stephanophyllia michelini, Stephanophyllia nysti, Stephanophyllia plattenwaldensis, Stephanophyllia vacavillensis

Type specimens:

  • Stephanophyllia indica: Its type locality is Jhirk, Sind, Pakistan, which is in a Selandian/Thanetian reef, buildup or bioherm horizon in Pakistan
  • Stephanophyllia intermedia: Its type locality is Kharga Oasis, which is in a Danian shallow subtidal shale/chalk in the Dakhla Formation of Egypt.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Jhirk, Sind, Pakistan

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