Lophelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Synonym: Lophohelia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1857

Parent taxon: Caryophylliidae according to W. Kiessling 2003

See also Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

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, Heterocyathus, Kraterostrobilos, Odontocyathoides, Oxysmilia, Paracyathus, Parasmiliinae, Parasmilinae, Polycyathus, Solenosmilia, Thecocyathinae, Trochocyathus, Turbinoliinae, Vaughanella, Vielicyathus

Subtaxa: Lophelia parvisepta Lophelia pertusa Lophelia prolifera Lophelia tubaeformis

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Type: Madrepora prolifera

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greece (5 collections), Ireland (2), Italy (2), Maldives (2), North Atlantic (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Taiwan (1)

• Pliocene of New Zealand (2)

• Miocene of Ireland (2), New Zealand (2)

• Eocene of United States (1: Georgia)

• Paleocene of Antarctica (1), Greenland (1)

Total: 23 collections including 25 occurrences

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