Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus) verrucosus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative combination: Trochocyathus verrucosus

Synonym: Acanthocyathus vindobonensis Reuss 1871

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) versicostatus

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

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

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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