Caryophyllia dentonensis Wells 1947 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

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 Caryophyllia according to J. W. Wells 1947

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 constricta, Caryophyllia crassicosta, Caryophyllia dalli, Caryophyllia degenerans, Caryophyllia denaria, 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 Roanoke, which is in an Albian marine horizon in 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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