Cladocora tenuis Reuss 1868 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Alternative combinations: Cereiphyllia tenuis, Rhabdophyllia tenuis, Rhabdophylliopsis tenuis

Full reference: A. E. Reuss. 1868. Paläontologische Studien über die älteren Tertiärschichten der Alpen, 1: Die fossilen Anthozoen der Schichten von Castelgomberto [Paleontological studies about the older Tertiary beds in the Alps, 1: The fossil Anthozoa from the Castelcomberto Formation]. Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 28:129-184

Belongs to Cladocora according to W. Kiessling 2009

See also Alloiteau and Tissier 1958, Alvarez et al. 1994, Baron-Szabo 2003, Baron-Szabo 2005 and Baron-Szabo 2006

Sister taxa: Cladocora arbuscula, Cladocora barkii, Cladocora bosquensis, Cladocora brevis, Cladocora caespitosa, Cladocora gaasensis, Cladocora gamachotensis, Cladocora gracilis, Cladocora haimei, Cladocora jamaicaensis, Cladocora johnsoni, Cladocora liburnensis, Cladocora michelottii, Cladocora multicaulis, Cladocora prevostiana, Cladocora prolifera, Cladocora reussi, Cladocora rosicensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Monte Grumi, Castelgomberto, which is in a Rupelian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Castelgomberto Formation of Italy

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Italy (6 collections), Spain (1)

• Eocene of Croatia (2), Germany (1), Italy (1), Spain (4)

• Paleocene of Somalia (1)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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