Petrophyllia Conrad 1855 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Synonym: Archohelia Vaughan 1919

Parent taxon: Oculininae according to Cairns 2008

See also Sepkoski 2002, Squires 2001 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Cyathelia, Diblasus, Diplhelia, Haplohelia

Subtaxa: Petrophyllia clarki Petrophyllia dartoni Petrophyllia gardnerae Petrophyllia limonensis Petrophyllia rediviva Petrophyllia remisovi Petrophyllia vernonensis Petrophyllia weaveri

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections), United States (2: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Ukraine (1), United States (9: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Washington)

• Cretaceous of United States (4: Arizona, New Mexico)

Total: 20 collections including 21 occurrences

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