Balanophyllia elongata Vaughan 1900 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

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 Balanophyllia according to T. W. Vaughan 1900

Sister taxa: Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia), Balanophyllia acostae, Balanophyllia alta, Balanophyllia annularis, Balanophyllia augustinensis, Balanophyllia basedowi, Balanophyllia bavarica, Balanophyllia besairiei, Balanophyllia blakeleyensis, Balanophyllia calyculus, Balanophyllia campanulata, Balanophyllia cauliculata, Balanophyllia caulifera, Balanophyllia clarendonensis, Balanophyllia complanata, Balanophyllia compressa, Balanophyllia concinna, Balanophyllia conica, Balanophyllia cornurupicaprae, Balanophyllia cowlitzensis, Balanophyllia cumingii, Balanophyllia desmophyllum, Balanophyllia elegans, Balanophyllia formosana, Balanophyllia fossata, Balanophyllia fulleri, Balanophyllia gigas, Balanophyllia haleana, Balanophyllia hectori, Balanophyllia imperialis, Balanophyllia inauris, Balanophyllia induta, Balanophyllia irregularis, Balanophyllia irrorata, Balanophyllia italica, Balanophyllia nonaradiata, Balanophyllia oppenheimi, Balanophyllia oulangiformis, Balanophyllia patera, Balanophyllia patula, Balanophyllia pittieri, Balanophyllia piuraensis, Balanophyllia ponderosa, Balanophyllia praelonga, Balanophyllia rovasendai, Balanophyllia salpynx, Balanophyllia soloensis, Balanophyllia striatissima, Balanophyllia teglandae, Balanophyllia torta, Balanophyllia truncata, Balanophyllia variabilis, Balanophyllia variabilis, Balanophyllia varians, Balanophyllia washingtonensis, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zuffardii, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) sismondiana, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) pachysepta, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cornurupicaprae, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) meneghinii, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zelandiae, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) bossolensis, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cylindrica, Eupsammia compressa

Type specimen: Its type locality is Red Bluff, which is in a Rupelian marine horizon in the Red Bluff Formation of Mississippi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (4: Mississippi collections)

• Eocene of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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