Phyllangia blakei Wells 1947 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Rhizangiidae

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1947. Coral Studies, Part III. Three new Cretaceous corals from Texas and Alabama, Part IV. A new species of Phyllangia from the Florida Miocene, Part V. A new Coenocyathus from Florida. Bulletins of American Paleontology 31(123):162-176

Belongs to Phyllangia according to Wells 1947

Sister taxa: Phyllangia americana, Phyllangia divaricata, Phyllangia epithecalis, Phyllangia imbricata, Phyllangia thilensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Jackson Bluff, which is in a Miocene coastal marl in the Duplin Formation of Florida

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (2: Florida collections)

• Miocene of United States (1: Florida)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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