Placophyllia dianthus Goldfuss 1826 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Placophylliidae

Alternative combination: Lithodendron dianthus

Belongs to Placophyllia according to R. C. Baron-Szabo 2017

See also Kolodziej 2003 and Morycowa and Misik 2005

Sister taxa: Placophyllia bandeli, Placophyllia blastemon, Placophyllia crassa, Placophyllia curvata, Placophyllia florosa, Placophyllia mikaikarivensis, Placophyllia minima, Placophyllia rugosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic


• Cretaceous of Austria (3 collections), Poland (1)

• Jurassic of the Czech Republic (2), Germany (5), Indonesia (1), Portugal (1), Slovakia (1)

Total: 14 collections each including a single occurrence

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