Stylophora chiraensis Wells 1941 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Pocilloporidae

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1941. Cretaceous and Eocene corals from northwestern Peru. Bulletins of American Paleontology 98(26):1-26

Belongs to Stylophora according to J. W. Wells 1941

Sister taxa: Stylophora affinis, Stylophora africana, Stylophora annulata, Stylophora binacuaensis, Stylophora cambridgensis, Stylophora canalis, Stylophora coalescens, Stylophora compressa, Stylophora conferta, Stylophora cyclopleura, Stylophora damesi, Stylophora densata, Stylophora distans, Stylophora elongata, Stylophora eocaenica, Stylophora gaasensis, Stylophora garumnica, Stylophora gemmans, Stylophora granulata, Stylophora granulata, Stylophora granulate, Stylophora hercegowinensis, Stylophora imperatoris, Stylophora kuehlmanni, Stylophora lindavistae, Stylophora macdonaldi, Stylophora minor, Stylophora monticulosa, Stylophora mordax, Stylophora octophylla, Stylophora parvistella, Stylophora paumotensis, Stylophora pistillata, Stylophora pocilloporoides, Stylophora ponderosa, Stylophora portbellensis, Stylophora pulcherrima, Stylophora ramulosa, Stylophora raristella, Stylophora reussiana, Stylophora rugosa, Stylophora silicensis, Stylophora sokkohensis, Stylophora subreticulata, Stylophora tenuissima, Stylophora thirsiformis, Stylophora undata, Stylophora verrucosa, Stylophora willoughbyi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Casa Saman, Chira Valley, which is in an Oligocene marine horizon in the Chira Formation of Peru

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution: found only at Casa Saman, Chira Valley

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