Caryosmilia Wanner 1902 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Full reference: J. Wanner. 1902. Die Fauna der obersten weissen Kreide der libyschen W├╝ste [Uppermost White Cretaceous of the Libyan Desert]. Palaeontographica 30(2):91-152

Parent taxon: Caryophylliidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Annoticyathus, Anomocora, Antillocyathus, Asterosmilia, Aulocyathus, Axocyathus, Bourneotrochus, Caryophylliinae, 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: Caryosmilia ambigua Caryosmilia granosa

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Austria (2 collections), Egypt (2)

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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