Balanophyllia varians Reuss 1854 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Belongs to Balanophyllia according to Reuss 1854

Sister taxa: Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia), Balanophyllia acostae, Balanophyllia alta, Balanophyllia annularis, Balanophyllia augustinensis, Balanophyllia basedowi, Balanophyllia bavarica, Balanophyllia besairiei, Balanophyllia blakeleyensis, Balanophyllia calyculus, Balanophyllia campanulata, Balanophyllia cauliculata, Balanophyllia caulifera, Balanophyllia clarendonensis, Balanophyllia complanata, Balanophyllia compressa, Balanophyllia concinna, Balanophyllia conica, Balanophyllia cornurupicaprae, Balanophyllia cowlitzensis, Balanophyllia cumingii, Balanophyllia desmophyllum, Balanophyllia elegans, Balanophyllia elongata, Balanophyllia formosana, Balanophyllia fossata, Balanophyllia fulleri, Balanophyllia gigas, Balanophyllia haleana, Balanophyllia hectori, Balanophyllia imperialis, Balanophyllia inauris, Balanophyllia induta, Balanophyllia irregularis, Balanophyllia irrorata, Balanophyllia italica, Balanophyllia nonaradiata, Balanophyllia oppenheimi, Balanophyllia oulangiformis, Balanophyllia parallela, Balanophyllia patera, Balanophyllia patula, Balanophyllia pittieri, Balanophyllia piuraensis, Balanophyllia ponderosa, Balanophyllia praelonga, Balanophyllia redivivus, Balanophyllia rovasendai, Balanophyllia salpynx, Balanophyllia soloensis, Balanophyllia striatissima, Balanophyllia teglandae, Balanophyllia thalassae, Balanophyllia torta, Balanophyllia truncata, Balanophyllia variabilis, Balanophyllia variabilis, Balanophyllia washingtonensis, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zuffardii, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) sismondiana, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) pachysepta, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cornurupicaprae, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) meneghinii, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zelandiae, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) bossolensis, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cylindrica, Eupsammia compressa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of France (3 collections)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), France (7), Germany (1), Italy (1), Morocco (2), Poland (1)

• Oligocene of France (1)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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