Desmophyllum dianthus Esper 1794 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative combination: Madrepora dianthus

Synonym: Desmophyllum cristagalli Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848

Belongs to Desmophyllum according to Zibrowius 1980

See also Kiessling 2008

Sister taxa: Desmophyllum cantamessi, Desmophyllum castellolense, Desmophyllum conulatum, Desmophyllum coulsoni, Desmophyllum decuplum, Desmophyllum excavatum, Desmophyllum exclavatum, Desmophyllum joannense, Desmophyllum laevicostatum, Desmophyllum lirioides, Desmophyllum semicostatum, Desmophyllum striatum, Desmophyllum taurinense, Desmophyllum willcoxi

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (11 collections), Italy (1)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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