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

Parent taxon: Dendrophylliidae according to W. Kiessling 2008

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

Sister taxa: Aplopsammia, Areopsammia, Astroides, 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: 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 patera Balanophyllia patula Balanophyllia pittieri Balanophyllia piuraensis Balanophyllia ponderosa Balanophyllia praelonga Balanophyllia rovasendai Balanophyllia salpynx Balanophyllia soloensis Balanophyllia striatissima Balanophyllia teglandae 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

Distribution:

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

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1), the Philippines (1), Taiwan (1)

• 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), Egypt (3), France (9), Germany (8), Grenada (3), Indonesia (3), Italy (4), Morocco (2), the Netherlands (2), New Zealand (7), Poland (3), Portugal (1), Romania (1), Spain (2)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Australia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (2), France (2), Germany (1), Hungary (4), Italy (1), New Zealand (3), United States (9: Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington)

• Eocene of Germany (1), Jamaica (2), Mexico (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (4), Peru (1), Poland (3), Slovakia (1), United States (59: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Austria (2), Cote D'Ivoire (1), France (1), Greenland (1), Poland (1), Ukraine (2), United States (27: Alabama, New Jersey, Texas)

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

Total: 229 collections including 290 occurrences

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