Stephanophyllia hexaflora Hu 1987 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae

Full reference: C. H. Hu. 1987. Unusual fossil corals from Hengchun Peninsula, southern Taiwan. Memoir of the Geological Society of China 8:31-48

Belongs to Stephanophyllia according to C. H. Hu 1987

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Tantzu, which is in a Pliocene/Pleistocene deep-water mudstone/siltstone in the Maanshan Formation of Taiwan

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Tantzu

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