Microphyllia elevata Roniewicz 2008 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Full reference: E. Roniewicz. 2008. Kimmeridgian-Valanginian reef corals from the Moesian Platform from Bulgaria. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 78:91-134

Belongs to Microphyllia according to E. Roniewicz 2008

Sister taxa: Microphyllia acuta, Microphyllia astroides, Microphyllia bachmayeri, Microphyllia brevivallis, Microphyllia contorta, Microphyllia convergens, Microphyllia curtata, Microphyllia cylindrica, Microphyllia davidsoni, Microphyllia densecostata, Microphyllia gagnebini, Microphyllia gemina, Microphyllia gracilis, Microphyllia jaspensis, Microphyllia kenyensis, Microphyllia labyrinthiformis, Microphyllia lineata, Microphyllia macropora, Microphyllia madagascariensis, Microphyllia maeandrinoides, Microphyllia mvitensis, Microphyllia pulchella, Microphyllia punctata, Microphyllia resanica, Microphyllia seriata, Microphyllia soemmeringii, Microphyllia sulcata, Microphyllia thurmanni, Microphyllia undans

Type specimen: Its type locality is Lyubasha Mountain, Lyalintsi, 359-377 m, which is in a Valanginian perireef or subreef limestone in the Slivnitsa Formation of Bulgaria

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (10 collections)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1)

• Jurassic of Bulgaria (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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