Caryophyllia constricta 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 Caryophyllia according to T. W. Vaughan and W. P. Popenoe 1935

Sister taxa: Caryophillia quadrifida, Caryophyllia (Acanthocyathus), Caryophyllia (Ceratocyathus), Caryophyllia (Premocyathus), Caryophyllia aequalis, Caryophyllia alaskensis, Caryophyllia arnoldi, Caryophyllia blakeleyensis, Caryophyllia calcitrapa, Caryophyllia californica, Caryophyllia calveri, Caryophyllia capayensis, Caryophyllia charrieri, Caryophyllia cladaxis, Caryophyllia clavus, Caryophyllia comanchei, Caryophyllia crassicosta, Caryophyllia dalli, Caryophyllia degenerans, Caryophyllia denaria, Caryophyllia dentonensis, Caryophyllia gracilis, Caryophyllia granulosa, Caryophyllia inops, Caryophyllia japonica, Caryophyllia konincki, Caryophyllia lamellifera, Caryophyllia leptaxis, Caryophyllia mcglameryae, Caryophyllia mediavia, Caryophyllia neglecta, Caryophyllia oregonensis, Caryophyllia paucipaliata, Caryophyllia pedroensis, Caryophyllia pentaradiata, Caryophyllia quadragintaseptae, Caryophyllia salinaria, Caryophyllia sarsiae, Caryophyllia sciolzensis, Caryophyllia scobinosa, Caryophyllia simplex, Caryophyllia sismondai, Caryophyllia suevica, Caryophyllia texana, Caryophyllia truncata, Caryophyllia vermicularis, Caryophyllia woodmanensis, Caryophyllia wynoocheensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 10420 Dry Brushy Creek, which is in a Danian coastal claystone in the Wills Point Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of United States (4: Texas collections)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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