Balanophyllia besairiei Alloiteau 1958 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Alternative combination: Ceratopsammia besairiei

Synonym: Eupsammia lehmani Alloiteau and Tissier 1958

Full reference: J. Alloiteau. 1958. Monographie des madreporaires fossiles de Madagascar [Monograph of fossil corals from Madagascar]. Annales Geologiques de Madagascar 25:1-218

Belongs to Balanophyllia according to R. Baron-Szabo 2008

See also Alloiteau 1958 and Alloiteau and Tissier 1958

Sister taxa: Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia), Balanophyllia acostae, Balanophyllia alta, Balanophyllia annularis, Balanophyllia augustinensis, Balanophyllia basedowi, Balanophyllia bavarica, 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 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

Type specimens:

  • Balanophyllia besairiei: Its type locality is Analavelona, which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian marine horizon in Madagascar
  • Eupsammia lehmani: Its type locality is Biouès, Midi- Pyrénées, which is in a Danian marine horizon in France.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Ukraine (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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