Sphenotrochus wellsi Cairns 1997 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae

Full reference: S. D. Cairns. 1997. A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Turbinoliidae. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 591:1-55

Belongs to Sphenotrochus according to S. D. Cairns 1997

Sister taxa: Sphenotrochus aschistus, Sphenotrochus claibornensis, Sphenotrochus crispus, Sphenotrochus denhartogi, Sphenotrochus dumasi, Sphenotrochus gardineri, Sphenotrochus granulosus, Sphenotrochus milletianus, Sphenotrochus mixtus, Sphenotrochus pulchellus, Sphenotrochus semigranosus, Sphenotrochus senni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Muddy Creek (USNM collection), which is in a Langhian marine horizon in the Muddy Creek Formation of Australia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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