Epistreptophyllum Milaschewitsch 1876 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dermosmiliidae

Synonyms: Frechia Gregory 1900, Metethmos Gregory 1900, Protethmos Gregory 1900

Parent taxon: Dermosmiliidae according to E. Roniewicz 1976

See also Fischer 1969, Kiessling 2003, Kiessling 2008 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Calamophylliopsis, Dermosmilia, Dimorphomeandra, Epistreptum, Stibastrea

Subtaxa: Epistreptophyllum aberrans Epistreptophyllum bathonicum Epistreptophyllum boesei Epistreptophyllum bonjouri Epistreptophyllum budaensis Epistreptophyllum commune Epistreptophyllum compressum Epistreptophyllum cornutiformis Epistreptophyllum cylindratum Epistreptophyllum densum Epistreptophyllum diatritum Epistreptophyllum discus Epistreptophyllum ellipsoides Epistreptophyllum flabelliforme Epistreptophyllum giganteum Epistreptophyllum griesbachi Epistreptophyllum irregulare Epistreptophyllum montis Epistreptophyllum pararticulatum Epistreptophyllum shumardi Epistreptophyllum tenue Epistreptophyllum tithonicum Epistreptophyllum tricentrum Epistreptophyllum typicum Epistreptophyllum valfinensis Epistreptophyllum vetusum

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Type: Epistreptophyllum commune

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Miocene of Somalia (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Albania (1), Austria (2), China (7), Egypt (1), Georgia (1), Germany (1), Greece (1), Hungary (1), Iran (2), Mexico (1), Oman (1), Spain (2), United States (6: Texas)

• Jurassic of Azerbaijan (1), China (5), the Czech Republic (1), Ethiopia (1), France (4), Georgia (3), Germany (2), Hungary (1), India (2), Iran (11), Israel (1), Italy (3), Jordan (1), Morocco (1), Poland (4), Portugal (15), Romania (3), the Russian Federation (2), Serbia and Montenegro (3), Slovenia (5), Spain (1), Thailand (3)

Total: 101 collections including 129 occurrences

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