Epismilia Fromentel 1861 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Zardinophyllidae

Parent taxon: Zardinophyllidae according to L. Beauvais 1986

See also Geyer 1955 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Alloiteausmilia, Archaeosmilia, Archaeosmiliopsis, Cryptosepta, Epismiliopsis, Pachydendron, Pachysolenia, Pachythecalis, Parapleurosmilia, Plesiophyllum, Sichuanophyllia, Zardinophyllum, Cassianastraea, Radiophyllia, Simplexastraea

Subtaxa: Epismilia cuneata Epismilia delemontana Epismilia haimei Epismilia mauretaniensis Epismilia obesa Epismilia robusta Epismilia wrighti Epismilia yilashanensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Albania (1), Switzerland (1)

• Jurassic of Azerbaijan (2), China (2), France (1), Morocco (1), Slovenia (1), Switzerland (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 13 collections including 14 occurrences

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