Balanophyllia Wood 1844 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

Synonyms: Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848, Ceratopsammia Alloiteau 1958, Eupsammia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848, Rhodopsammia Semper 1872

Parent taxon: Dendrophylliidae according to W. Kiessling 2008

See also Alloiteau and Tissier 1958, Baron-Szabo 2002, Baron-Szabo 2008, Kiessling 2003, Kiessling 2009, Sepkoski 2002, Wells 1941 and Wells 1956

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

Subtaxa: Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) bossolensis Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cornurupicaprae Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cylindrica Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) meneghinii Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) pachysepta Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) sismondiana Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zelandiae Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zuffardii Balanophyllia acostae Balanophyllia alta Balanophyllia annularis Balanophyllia augustinensis Balanophyllia basedowi Balanophyllia bavarica Balanophyllia besairiei Balanophyllia blakeleyensis Balanophyllia calyculus Balanophyllia campanulata Balanophyllia cauliculata Balanophyllia caulifera Balanophyllia clarendonensis Balanophyllia complanata Balanophyllia compressa Balanophyllia concinna Balanophyllia conica Balanophyllia cornurupicaprae Balanophyllia cowlitzensis Balanophyllia cumingii Balanophyllia desmophyllum Balanophyllia elegans Balanophyllia elongata Balanophyllia formosana Balanophyllia fossata Balanophyllia fulleri Balanophyllia gigas Balanophyllia haleana Balanophyllia hectori Balanophyllia imperialis Balanophyllia inauris Balanophyllia induta Balanophyllia irregularis Balanophyllia irrorata Balanophyllia italica Balanophyllia nonaradiata Balanophyllia oppenheimi Balanophyllia oulangiformis Balanophyllia parallela Balanophyllia patera Balanophyllia patula Balanophyllia pittieri Balanophyllia piuraensis Balanophyllia ponderosa Balanophyllia praelonga Balanophyllia redivivus Balanophyllia rovasendai Balanophyllia salpynx Balanophyllia soloensis Balanophyllia striatissima Balanophyllia teglandae Balanophyllia thalassae Balanophyllia torta Balanophyllia truncata Balanophyllia variabilis Balanophyllia variabilis Balanophyllia varians Balanophyllia washingtonensis Eupsammia compressa

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder


• Quaternary of Cape Verde (1 collection), Costa Rica (2), Indonesia (2), Italy (1), Japan (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (1), Taiwan (1), United States (12: California, Oregon), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1), the Philippines (1), Taiwan (1), United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of France (3), Indonesia (3), Panama (1), Portugal (1), South Africa (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (2: California)

• Miocene of Algeria (1), Australia (3), Belgium (1), Brazil (3), the Czech Republic (1), Egypt (3), France (9), Germany (11), Grenada (3), Indonesia (3), Iran (1), Italy (4), Morocco (3), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (7), Poland (3), Portugal (2), Romania (1), Spain (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (2), France (2), Germany (1), Hungary (5), Italy (1), New Zealand (3), United States (12: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington)

• Eocene of Cote D'Ivoire (2), France (1), Germany (1), Jamaica (2), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Peru (1), Poland (3), Slovakia (1), United States (63: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Austria (2), France (1), Greenland (1), Poland (1), Ukraine (2), United States (29: Alabama, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Austria (1), India (1), Madagascar (4), Oman (1)

Total: 254 collections including 347 occurrences

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