Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) versicostatus Michelin 1841 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative combinations: Trochocyathus versicostatus, Turbinolia versicostata

Belongs to Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) according to J. P. Chevalier 1961

Sister taxa: Acanthocyathus grayi, Acanthocyathus spinosa, Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) fernandesi, Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) laterocristatus, Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) transilvanicus, Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) verrucosus

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Italy (3 collections), Morocco (2)

• Oligocene of France (1)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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