Paracyathus rugosus Vaughan 1900 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1900. The Eocene and lower Oligocene coral faunas of the United States with descriptions of a few doubtfully Cretaceous species. United States Geological Survey, Monograph 39:1-263

Belongs to Paracyathus according to T. W. Vaughan 1900

Sister taxa: Paracyathus adetos, Paracyathus alternatus, Paracyathus altus, Paracyathus bastropensis, Paracyathus bellus, Paracyathus crassus, Paracyathus cylindricus, Paracyathus granulosus, Paracyathus henekeni, Paracyathus incrustans, Paracyathus nannodes, Paracyathus pedroensis, Paracyathus peruvianus, Paracyathus procumbens, Paracyathus ravni, Paracyathus sinuosus, Paracyathus stearnsii, Paracyathus tasmanicus, Paracyathus taurinensis, Paracyathus turonensis, Paracyathus vaughani, Paracyathus vaughani

Type specimen: Its type locality is Woods Bluff, which is in an Eocene coastal sandstone in Alabama

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Woods Bluff

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