Stylina macfadyeni Thomas 1935 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Stylinidae

Full reference: H. D. Thomas. 1935. Jurassic corals and Hydrozoa, together with a re-description of Astraea caryophylloides Goldfuss. The Mesozoic Palaeontology of British Somaliland, Geology and Palaeontology of British Somaliland, II 23-39

Belongs to Stylina according to H. D. Thomas 1935

Sister taxa: Stylina algarvensis, Stylina amdoensis, Stylina anthemoides, Stylina arborea, Stylina arkansasensis, Stylina babeana, Stylina bangoinensis, Stylina bucheti, Stylina bulgarica, Stylina bullosa, Stylina carthagiensis, Stylina ceriomorpha, Stylina constricta, Stylina cotteaui, Stylina decemradiata, Stylina decipiens, Stylina delabechei, Stylina deluci, Stylina dendroidea, Stylina dongqoensis, Stylina dubia, Stylina echinulata, Stylina elegans, Stylina esmuni, Stylina favrei, Stylina fenestralis, Stylina girodi, Stylina granulosa, Stylina higoensis, Stylina hirta, Stylina hourcqi, Stylina inwaldensis, Stylina japonica, Stylina kachensis, Stylina kantoensis, Stylina laevicostata, Stylina lobata, Stylina lortphillipsi, Stylina mabutii, Stylina madagascariensis, Stylina meriani, Stylina microcoenia, Stylina micrommata, Stylina micropora, Stylina nakasai, Stylina ndalakashensis, Stylina niongalensis, Stylina oolitica, Stylina pachystylina, Stylina parcicosta, Stylina parvipora, Stylina parviramosa, Stylina perroni, Stylina pleionantha, Stylina ploti, Stylina qiebulaensis, Stylina regularis, Stylina reussi, Stylina reussii, Stylina sablensis, Stylina shamoloensis, Stylina sinemuriensis, Stylina spissa, Stylina stellata, Stylina subornata, Stylina subramosa, Stylina sucrensis, Stylina sugiyamai, Stylina tenax, Stylina thiessingi, Stylina tubulifera, Stylina tubulosa, Stylina valfinensis, Stylina waldeckensis, Plesiostylina hourcqi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Daghani, bed 217, which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian shallow subtidal limestone in the Bihen Limestone Formation of Somalia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Daghani, bed 217

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