Stephanophyllia cribraria Stephenson 1916 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae

Alternative combination: Micrabacia cribraria

Synonym: Stephanophyllia regularis Traub 1938

Full reference: L. W. Stephenson. 1916. North American Upper Cretaceous corals of the genus Micrabacia. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 98:115-131

Belongs to Stephanophyllia according to R. Baron-Szabo 2008

See also Traub 1938

Sister taxa: Stephanophyllia californica, Stephanophyllia elegans, Stephanophyllia fungulus, Stephanophyllia hexaflora, Stephanophyllia imperialis, Stephanophyllia implexa, Stephanophyllia indica, Stephanophyllia japonica, Stephanophyllia lanquinei, Stephanophyllia michelini, Stephanophyllia nysti, Stephanophyllia plattenwaldensis, Stephanophyllia vacavillensis

Type specimens:

  • Stephanophyllia cribraria: Its type locality is USGS 5354/USGS 4136, Whiteley Creek Landing, which is in a Campanian coastal sandstone in the Bladen Formation of North Carolina
  • Stephanophyllia regularis: Its type locality is Mt. Haunsberg, which is in a Paleocene coastal sandstone/marl in the Oiching Formation of Austria.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Mexico (1 collection), United States (5: Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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