Trochocyathus speciosus Gabb and Horn 1860 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative combination: Platytrochus speciosus

Synonyms: Deltocyathus staszici Rozkowska 1955, Paratrochocyathus epicharis Wanner 1902, Paratrochocyathus lemniscatus Squires 1958, Protrochocyathus deniseptatus Hassan and Salama 1970, Tethocyathus kopetdagensis Kuzmicheva 1987, Trochocyathus epicharis Wanner 1902, Trochocyathus johannesi Floris 1972, Trochocyathus kroisbachensis Traub 1938, Trochocyathus lemniscatus Squires 1958, Trochocyathus mississippiensis Wells 1933

Belongs to Trochocyathus according to Vaughan 1902

See also Alloiteau 1958, Hassan and Salama 1970, Kuzmicheva 1987, Rozkowska 1955 and Traub 1938

Sister taxa: Trochocyathus (Aplocyathus), Trochocyathus (Platycyathus), Trochocyathus acutus, Trochocyathus adelaidensis, Trochocyathus androiavensis, Trochocyathus antsiranensis, Trochocyathus balanophylloides, Trochocyathus chevalieri, Trochocyathus cingulatus, Trochocyathus collignoni, Trochocyathus coloradoensis, Trochocyathus conulus, Trochocyathus crassus, Trochocyathus crooki, Trochocyathus cupuliformis, Trochocyathus depressus, Trochocyathus duncani, Trochocyathus egerius, Trochocyathus gardnerae, Trochocyathus hanzawai, Trochocyathus harveyanus, Trochocyathus hemisphaericus, Trochocyathus imparipartitus, Trochocyathus imperialis, Trochocyathus infracompressus, Trochocyathus lakii, Trochocyathus laminus, Trochocyathus madagascariensis, Trochocyathus maplestonei, Trochocyathus mediterraneus, Trochocyathus mexicanum, Trochocyathus michelottii, Trochocyathus microphyes, Trochocyathus microphyllus, Trochocyathus mitratus, Trochocyathus nomlandi, Trochocyathus oregonensis, Trochocyathus paliscus, Trochocyathus perarmatus, Trochocyathus pergranulatus, Trochocyathus persicus, Trochocyathus planicostatus, Trochocyathus plicatus, Trochocyathus pyrenaicus, Trochocyathus revolutus, Trochocyathus sachalinensis, Trochocyathus schmidti, Trochocyathus sellardsi, Trochocyathus sismondae, Trochocyathus stantoni, Trochocyathus subarcuatus, Trochocyathus sublaevis, Trochocyathus taylorensis, Trochocyathus thorenti, Trochocyathus townsendensis, Trochocyathus uber, Trochocyathus valceppiensis, Trochocyathus wilkinsoni, Trochocyathus wiltshirei, Trochocyathus wintoni, Trochocyathus woolmani, Tethocyathus prahli, Tethocyathus walbersdorfensis, Paratrochocyathus cupuliformis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution: found only at Eastern Parras Basin, delta flank (Cretaceous of Mexico)

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