Caryophyllia dalli 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 Caryophyllia according to T. W. Vaughan 1900

Sister taxa: Caryophillia quadrifida, Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus), Caryophyllia (Ceratocyathus), Caryophyllia (Premocyathus), Caryophyllia aequalis, Caryophyllia alaskensis, Caryophyllia arnoldi, Caryophyllia blakeleyensis, Caryophyllia calcitrapa, Caryophyllia californica, Caryophyllia calveri, Caryophyllia capayensis, Caryophyllia charrieri, Caryophyllia cladaxis, Caryophyllia clavus, Caryophyllia comanchei, Caryophyllia constricta, Caryophyllia crassicosta, Caryophyllia degenerans, Caryophyllia denaria, Caryophyllia dentonensis, Caryophyllia gracilis, Caryophyllia granulosa, Caryophyllia inops, Caryophyllia japonica, Caryophyllia konincki, Caryophyllia lamellifera, Caryophyllia leptaxis, Caryophyllia mcglameryae, Caryophyllia mediavia, Caryophyllia neglecta, Caryophyllia oregonensis, Caryophyllia paucipaliata, Caryophyllia pedroensis, Caryophyllia pentaradiata, Caryophyllia quadragintaseptae, Caryophyllia salinaria, Caryophyllia sarsiae, Caryophyllia sciolzensis, Caryophyllia scobinosa, Caryophyllia simplex, Caryophyllia sismondai, Caryophyllia suevica, Caryophyllia texana, Caryophyllia truncata, Caryophyllia vermicularis, Caryophyllia woodmanensis, Caryophyllia wynoocheensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Montgomery, which is in a Priabonian marine horizon in Louisiana

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Montgomery

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