Heliocoenia pakongensis Liao and Xia 1985 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Stylinidae

Full reference: W. Liao and J. Xia. 1985. Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous Scleractinia from Bangoin District of northern Xizang (Tibet). Memoirs of Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology 21:119-164

Belongs to Heliocoenia according to W. Liao and J. Xia 1985

Sister taxa: Heliocoenia (Hexaheliocoenia), Heliocoenia (Octoheliocoenia), Heliocoenia bendukidzeae, Heliocoenia carpathica, Heliocoenia catenula, Heliocoenia claudiopolisensis, Heliocoenia corallina, Heliocoenia costulata, Heliocoenia decora, Heliocoenia etalloni, Heliocoenia gracilis, Heliocoenia humberti, Heliocoenia kabakovitschae, Heliocoenia kakhadzei, Heliocoenia lamellosa, Heliocoenia minima, Heliocoenia orbignyi, Heliocoenia picteti, Heliocoenia pseudocorallina, Heliocoenia rarauensis, Heliocoenia rozkowskae, Heliocoenia sparsa, Heliocoenia stellata, Heliocoenia strambergensis, Heliocoenia triradiata, Heliocoenia vadosa, Heliocoenia variabilis, Heliocoenia vesicularia, Heliocoenia vigintiseptata, Heliocoenia zaglica, Alloiteaucoenia (Kobycoenia)

Type specimen: Its type locality is Baingoin region, which is in an Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian platform/shelf-margin reef limestone in the Pakong Formation of China

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Baingoin region

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