†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

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Libya (1 collection)

• Paleocene of Slovakia (1)

• Cretaceous of Armenia (1), Austria (4), China (1), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (1), Greece (2), Mexico (1), Slovakia (2), Spain (1), Tanzania (1), Ukraine (2), the United Arab Emirates (1)

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

Total: 22 collections including 25 occurrences

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