Axosmilia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae

Synonyms: Blastosmilia Etallon 1859, Miscellosmilia Eliasova 1976

Parent taxon: Axosmiliidae according to D. K. Pandey et al. 2000

See also Kiessling 2014, Sepkoski 2002, Turnsek and Mihajlovic 1973 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Axosmiliopsis, Columnaphyllia, Pleurosmilia

Subtaxa: Axosmilia bangoinensis Axosmilia benoisti Axosmilia carrapateirensis Axosmilia caudata Axosmilia corallina Axosmilia craginiana Axosmilia crassa Axosmilia cylindrica Axosmilia excavata Axosmilia extinctorium Axosmilia famosa Axosmilia graciosa Axosmilia hayasakai Axosmilia hemisphaerica Axosmilia hideshimaensis Axosmilia infundibuliformis Axosmilia irradians Axosmilia kachensis Axosmilia kobyi Axosmilia marcou Axosmilia ngariensis Axosmilia pumila Axosmilia renevieri Axosmilia sessilis Axosmilia sinensis Axosmilia styphelos Axosmilia turbinata Axosmilia villersensis Axosmilia wrighti

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of China (5 collections), Greece (1), Japan (1), Poland (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Spain (2), Switzerland (2), United States (5: Texas)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (1)

• Jurassic of China (2), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (4), France (4), Germany (5), India (1), Iran (5), Jordan (1), Poland (1), Portugal (31), the Russian Federation (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 83 collections including 134 occurrences

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