Axosmilia craginiana Wells 1933 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae

Alternative combination: Pleurosmilia craginiana

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 Axosmilia according to S. D. Cairns 1991

See also Wells 1933

Sister taxa: Axosmilia bangoinensis, Axosmilia benoisti, Axosmilia carrapateirensis, Axosmilia caudata, Axosmilia corallina, Axosmilia crassa, Axosmilia cylindrica, Axosmilia excavata, Axosmilia extinctorium, Axosmilia famosa, Axosmilia graciosa, Axosmilia hayasakai, Axosmilia hemisphaerica, Axosmilia hideshimaensis, Axosmilia infundibuliformis, Axosmilia irradians, Axosmilia kachensis, Axosmilia kobyi, Axosmilia marcou, Axosmilia ngariensis, Axosmilia pumila, Axosmilia renevieri, Axosmilia sessilis, Axosmilia sinensis, Axosmilia styphelos, Axosmilia turbinata, Axosmilia villersensis, Axosmilia wrighti

Type specimen: Its type locality is Benbrook, which is in an Albian carbonate limestone in the Goodland Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (5: Texas collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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