Discotrochus Milne-Edwards 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Fungiidae

Parent taxon: Fungiidae according to Wells 1956

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Axoseris, Cantharellus, Ctenactis, Cycloseris, Fungia, Funginellastraea, Halomitra, Heliofungia, Herpolitha, Hydnophyllon, Leptophyllon, Lithophyllon, Parahalomitra, Podabacia, Polyphyllia, Reussiphyllon, Sandalolitha, Zoopilus

Subtaxa: Discotrochus astericus Discotrochus cylindricus Discotrochus hoelzli Discotrochus michelottii Discotrochus pateriformis Discotrochus pseudoduncani

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Brazil (3 collections), Germany (4), Italy (1), the Marshall Islands (2), Slovakia (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1)

• Eocene of New Zealand (1), United States (39: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of Greenland (1)

Total: 53 collections including 56 occurrences

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