Asterosmilia Duncan 1867 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Synonym: Sphenotrochopsis Alloiteau and Tissier 1958

Parent taxon: Caryophylliidae according to J. P. Dawson 2004

See also Alloiteau and Tissier 1958, Baron-Szabo 2008, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Annoticyathus, Anomocora, Antillocyathus, Aulocyathus, Axocyathus, Bourneotrochus, Caryophylliinae, Caryosmilia, Ceratotrochus, Citharocyathus, Coelosmilia, Coenocyathus, Conotrochus, Crispatotrochus, Cyathoceras, Dasmosmilia, Deltocyathus, Desmophyllinae, Discoidocyathus, Eusmiliinae, Goniocorella, Helloceras, Heterocyathus, Kraterostrobilos, Lophelia, Odontocyathoides, Oxysmilia, Paracyathus, Parasmiliinae, Parasmilinae, Polycyathus, Solenosmilia, Thecocyathinae, Trochocyathus, Turbinoliinae, Vaughanella, Vielicyathus

Subtaxa: Asterosmilia abnormalis Asterosmilia aliquantula Asterosmilia alloiteaui Asterosmilia compressa Asterosmilia duncani Asterosmilia exarata Asterosmilia hilli Asterosmilia irregularis Asterosmilia profunda

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Type: Trochocyathus abnormalis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (5), Panama (7), United States (1: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (7)

• Miocene of Brazil (2), the Dominican Republic (6), Mexico (1), Somalia (1)

• Oligocene of Iran (1)

• Eocene of Barbados (1), Guadeloupe (1)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1), France (1)

Total: 37 collections including 47 occurrences

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