Trochoseris aperta Duncan 1864 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Synonyms: Elliptoseris aperta Duncan 1880, Fungiacyathus bodrakensis Kuzmicheva 1987, Trochoseris catadupensis Vaughan 1899, Trochoseris meinzeri Vaughan 1919, Trochosmilia hilli Vaughan 1899, Turbinoseris elegans Duncan 1880

Belongs to Trochoseris according to Duncan 1864

See also Frost and Langenheim 1974, Kuzmicheva 1987 and Vaughan 1899

Sister taxa: Trochoseris berica, Trochoseris dachiardii, Trochoseris florescens, Trochoseris gerthi, Trochoseris helianthoides, Trochoseris lobata, Trochoseris persica, Trochoseris semiplana, Trochoseris shattucki

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Pakistan (1 collection), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Mexico (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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