Palaeohelia Alloiteau 1958 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Full reference: J. Alloiteau. 1958. Monographie des madreporaires fossiles de Madagascar [Monograph of fossil corals from Madagascar]. Annales Geologiques de Madagascar 25:1-218

Parent taxon: Oculinidae according to R. C. Baron-Szabo 2002

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Astrhelia, Bantamia, Bathelia, Ennallohelia, Galaxeinae, Madrepora, Oculina, Oculininae, Schizoculina, Sclerhelia, Simplastrea

Subtaxa: Palaeohelia albiensis Palaeohelia collignoni

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Type: Palaeohelia collignoni

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of the Czech Republic (1 collection), France (1), Madagascar (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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