Leptocyathus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Parent taxon: Caryophylliinae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Caryophyllia, Lophosmilia, Stephanocyathus, Stephanosmilia, Stylocyathus

Subtaxa: Leptocyathus convexus Leptocyathus hexacristatus

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Australia (1 collection)

• Eocene of Italy (1), Pakistan (1)

• Cretaceous of Madagascar (2)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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