Trochocyathus chevalieri Cairns and Wells 1987 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative combination: Trochocyathus (Paratrochocyathus) chevalieri

Full reference: S. D. Cairns and J. W. Wells. 1987. Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic, 5. The suborders Caryophylliina and Dendrophylliina (Anthozoa, Scleractinia). Bulletins of American Paleontology 93(328):23-43

Belongs to Trochocyathus according to W. Kiessling 2014

See also Cairns and Wells 1987

Sister taxa: Trochocyathus (Aplocyathus), Trochocyathus (Platycyathus), Trochocyathus acutus, Trochocyathus adelaidensis, Trochocyathus androiavensis, Trochocyathus antsiranensis, Trochocyathus arenulatus, Trochocyathus balanophylloides, Trochocyathus carbonarius, Trochocyathus cermelli, Trochocyathus cingulatus, Trochocyathus collignoni, Trochocyathus coloradoensis, Trochocyathus conulus, Trochocyathus crassus, Trochocyathus crooki, Trochocyathus cupuliformis, Trochocyathus depressus, Trochocyathus duncani, Trochocyathus egerius, Trochocyathus gardnerae, Trochocyathus hanzawai, Trochocyathus harveyanus, Trochocyathus hemisphaericus, Trochocyathus imparipartitus, Trochocyathus imperialis, Trochocyathus infracompressus, Trochocyathus lakii, Trochocyathus laminus, Trochocyathus madagascariensis, Trochocyathus mamillatus, Trochocyathus maplestonei, Trochocyathus mediterraneus, Trochocyathus mexicanum, Trochocyathus michelottii, Trochocyathus microphyes, Trochocyathus microphyllus, Trochocyathus mitratus, Trochocyathus nomlandi, Trochocyathus oregonensis, Trochocyathus paliscus, Trochocyathus perarmatus, Trochocyathus pergranulatus, Trochocyathus perrini, Trochocyathus persicus, Trochocyathus planicostatus, Trochocyathus plicatus, Trochocyathus pyrenaicus, Trochocyathus revolutus, Trochocyathus sachalinensis, Trochocyathus schmidti, Trochocyathus sellardsi, Trochocyathus sismondae, Trochocyathus speciosus, Trochocyathus stantoni, Trochocyathus striatus, Trochocyathus subarcuatus, Trochocyathus sublaevis, Trochocyathus taylorensis, Trochocyathus thorenti, Trochocyathus townsendensis, Trochocyathus uber, Trochocyathus umbrella, Trochocyathus valceppiensis, Trochocyathus wilkinsoni, Trochocyathus wiltshirei, Trochocyathus wintoni, Trochocyathus woolmani, Tethocyathus prahli, Tethocyathus walbersdorfensis, Paratrochocyathus cupuliformis

Type specimen: Its type locality is NMB Loc15836 - Rio Gurabo [Gurabo Fm], which is in a Messinian coastal siliciclastic in the Rio Gurabo Formation of the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore


• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections), Panama (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (3)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (4)

Total: 10 collections each including a single occurrence

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Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

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