Meandrophyllia meandroides Koby 1898 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Haplaraeidae

Alternative combination: Meandraraea meandroides

Synonym: Thamnasteria contorta Eguchi 1951

Belongs to Meandrophyllia according to R. C. Baron-Szabo et al. 2003

See also Baron-Szabo 2003, Baron-Szabo 2009 and Eguchi 1951

Sister taxa: Meandrophyllia amedei, Meandrophyllia cariacoensis, Meandrophyllia corrugata, Meandrophyllia greppini, Meandrophyllia heberti, Meandrophyllia lotharinga, Meandrophyllia macroseriata, Meandrophyllia meandriformis, Meandrophyllia montezumae, Meandrophyllia oceani, Meandrophyllia plummeri, Meandrophyllia steini, Meandrophyllia textilis, Meandrophyllia tomesi, Meandrophyllia tuberosa, Meandrophyllia uxacalcensis, Meandrophyllia velamentosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of France (5 collections), Germany (1), Iran (1), Mexico (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (1)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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