Circophyllia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Mussidae

Synonym: Ghirobocyathus Barta-Calmus 1969

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

See also Baron-Szabo 2008, Kiessling 2008 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Acanthastrea, Antilla, Aquitanophyllia, Australomussa, Blastomussa, Cyclomussa, Cycloria, Cynarina, Homophyllia, Indomussa, Indophyllia, Isophyllia, Leptomussa, Lithodendrum, Lithophyllia, Lobophyllia, Matejkia, Micromussa, Mussa, Mussinae, Mussismilia, Mycetophyllia, Palaeomussa, Scolymia, Symphyllia, Syzygophyllia

Subtaxa: Circophyllia costata Circophyllia farquharsoni Circophyllia gibba Circophyllia hantkeni Circophyllia truncata

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Somalia (1 collection)

• Eocene of Croatia (1), France (3), Hungary (6), Italy (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Paleocene of Cote D'Ivoire (1)

Total: 14 collections including 21 occurrences

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