Deltocyathus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Synonym: Discosmilia Alloiteau 1958

Parent taxon: Caryophylliidae according to G. Wienrich 1997

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

Sister taxa: Annoticyathus, Anomocora, Antillocyathus, Asterosmilia, Aulocyathus, Axocyathus, Bourneotrochus, Caryophylliinae, Caryosmilia, Ceratotrochus, Citharocyathus, Coelosmilia, Coenocyathus, Conotrochus, Crispatotrochus, Cyathoceras, Dasmosmilia, Desmophyllinae, Discoidocyathus, Eusmiliinae, Goniocorella, Helloceras, Heterocyathus, Kraterostrobilos, Lophelia, Odontocyathoides, Oxysmilia, Paracyathus, Parasmiliinae, Parasmilinae, Polycyathus, Solenosmilia, Thecocyathinae, Trochocyathus, Turbinoliinae, Vaughanella, Vielicyathus

Subtaxa: Deltocyathus australis Deltocyathus complanatus Deltocyathus fontinalis Deltocyathus heteroclitus Deltocyathus insperatus Deltocyathus italicus Deltocyathus lens Deltocyathus stellaris Deltocyathus taiwanicus Deltocyathus tuberculatus Deltocyathus verconis Deltocyathus whitei

View classification

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Vanuatu (1 collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of Australia (4), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (6), Grenada (1), Indonesia (2), Italy (4), Malaysia (1), Morocco (2), Poland (1), Romania (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (2), France (1), Hungary (2), United States (1: Washington)

• Eocene of Australia (1), Tonga (1)

• Paleocene of Cote D'Ivoire (1), Egypt (1), United States (2: California)

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (1), New Zealand (3)

Total: 43 collections including 45 occurrences

Show more details


Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.


Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.