Stephanophyllia elegans Bronn 1837 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae

Alternative combination: Fungia elegans

Belongs to Stephanophyllia according to Michelin 1841

Sister taxa: Stephanophyllia californica, Stephanophyllia cribraria, Stephanophyllia fungulus, Stephanophyllia hexaflora, Stephanophyllia imperialis, Stephanophyllia implexa, Stephanophyllia indica, Stephanophyllia japonica, Stephanophyllia lanquinei, Stephanophyllia michelini, Stephanophyllia nysti, Stephanophyllia plattenwaldensis, Stephanophyllia vacavillensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Italy (3 collections), the Netherlands (1), Poland (1)

• Oligocene of Hungary (3)

Total: 8 collections each including a single occurrence

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