†family Agatheliidae Beauvais and Beauvais 1975 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agatheliidae

Full reference: L. Beauvais and M. Beauvais. 1975. Une nouvelle famille dans le sous-ordre des Stylinida All.: les Agatheliidae nov. fam. (Madréporaires mésozoiques). Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France 17:576-581

Parent taxon: Stylinina according to R. C. Baron-Szabo 2002

See also Beauvais and Beauvais 1975

Sister taxa: Cladophylliidae, Cyathophoridae, Euheliidae, Euhellidae, Stylinidae

Subtaxa: Agathelia Brachthelia Eothelia Multicolumnastraea Placophora

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Libya (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Puerto Rico (1), Slovakia (1)

• Cretaceous of Armenia (1), Australia (1), Austria (4), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (1), Greece (2), Iran (2), Jamaica (9), Mexico (6), New Zealand (4), Oman (2), Slovakia (2), Spain (2), Tanzania (1), Ukraine (2), the United Arab Emirates (2)

• Jurassic of China (1), Italy (1), Madagascar (1), Saudi Arabia (1)

Total: 50 collections including 55 occurrences

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