Heterocyathus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Synonyms: Brachytrochus Duncan 1876, Bracytrochus, Stephanoseris Milne-Edwards and Haime 1851

Parent taxon: Caryophylliidae according to J.E.N. Veron 2000

See also Kiessling 2004, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1954

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

Subtaxa: Heterocyathus aequicostatus Heterocyathus carthausi Heterocyathus elberti Heterocyathus elongatus Heterocyathus japonicus Heterocyathus mai Heterocyathus priscus

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Ecology: facultatively mobile low-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Fiji (1 collection), India (1), Indonesia (2), Japan (6), Kenya (2), Taiwan (1), Vanuatu (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (6), the Philippines (1), Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (7), Japan (1), Taiwan (2)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Indonesia (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (4)

• Cretaceous of France (1)

Total: 39 collections including 48 occurrences

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