Paracyathus adetos Cairns 1995 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Full reference: S. D. Cairns. 1995. New records of azooxanthellate stony corals (Cnidaria: Scleractinia and Stylasteridae) from the Neogene of Panama and Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 108(3):533-550

Belongs to Paracyathus according to S. D. Cairns 1995

Sister taxa: Paracyathus alternatus, Paracyathus altus, Paracyathus bastropensis, Paracyathus bellus, Paracyathus crassus, Paracyathus cylindricus, Paracyathus granulosus, Paracyathus henekeni, Paracyathus incrustans, Paracyathus nannodes, Paracyathus pedroensis, Paracyathus peruvianus, Paracyathus procumbens, Paracyathus ravni, Paracyathus rugosus, Paracyathus sinuosus, Paracyathus stearnsii, Paracyathus tasmanicus, Paracyathus taurinensis, Paracyathus turonensis, Paracyathus vaughani, Paracyathus vaughani

Type specimen: Its type locality is PPP# 196 - Cayo Agua [Cayo Agua Fm, which is in a Piacenzian transition zone/lower shoreface sandstone in the Cayo Agua Formation of Panama

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Panama (5 collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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