Paracyathus bastropensis Vaughan and Popenoe 1935 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan and W. P. Popenoe. 1935. The coral fauna of the Midway Eocene of Texas. The University of Texas Bulletin 3301:325-349

Belongs to Paracyathus according to T. W. Vaughan and W. P. Popenoe 1935

Sister taxa: Paracyathus adetos, Paracyathus alternatus, Paracyathus altus, 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 USGS 11696 Colorado River, which is in a Danian coastal claystone in the Kincaid Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (5: Texas collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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