Caryophyllia comanchei Wells 1933 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1933. Corals of the Cretaceous of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and Western Interior of the United States. Bulletins of American Paleontology 18(67):85-288

Belongs to Caryophyllia according to J. W. Wells 1933

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 constricta, 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 Shoal Creek, Austin, upper Buda Formation, which is in a Cenomanian deep subtidal limestone in the Buda Limestone Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (2: New Mexico, Texas collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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