Aplopsammia Alloiteau 1958 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Full reference: J. Alloiteau. 1958. Monographie des madreporaires fossiles de Madagascar [Monograph of fossil corals from Madagascar]. Annales Geologiques de Madagascar 25:1-218

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

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Areopsammia, Astroides, Balanophyllia, Bathypsammia, Blastozopsammia, Cahuzacopsammia, Calostylopsis, Dendrophyllia, Dichopsammia, Duncanopsammia, Enallopsammia, Endopachys, Endopsammia, Heteropsammia, Lamellophyllia, Leptopsammia, Lobopsammia, Makridinophyllia, Notophyllia, Paleoastroides, Reussopsammia, Rhabdopsammia, Rhizopsammia, Stereopsammia, Stichopsammia, Thecopsammia, Tubastraea, Turbinaria, Wadeopsammia

Subtaxa: Aplopsammia collignoni

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Type: Aplopsammia collignoni

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (1 collection), Ukraine (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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