Parasmilia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Synonyms: Cylicosmilia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848, Plesiocaryophyllia Alloiteau 1960

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

See also Baron-Szabo 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Faksephyllia

Subtaxa: Parasmilia altavillensis Parasmilia aptiensis Parasmilia austinensis Parasmilia bullardi Parasmilia centralis Parasmilia crassicostata Parasmilia crnikalensis Parasmilia cyensis Parasmilia cylindrica Parasmilia elliptica Parasmilia elongata Parasmilia fittoni Parasmilia flindersensis Parasmilia graysonensis Parasmilia hermani Parasmilia jusani Parasmilia leganyii Parasmilia lindstroemi Parasmilia lucens Parasmilia ludoviciana Parasmilia montaldoensis Parasmilia taurinensis

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Italy (3 collections)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), France (1), Italy (1)

• Eocene of Australia (1), France (3), Hungary (1), Italy (2), Poland (1), Slovenia (1), United States (1: Louisiana)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Denmark (1), Egypt (1), France (1), Greenland (1), Kazakhstan (1), Poland (1), Sweden (1), Ukraine (1)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), Bulgaria (2), Denmark (1), Egypt (3), Germany (6), India (1), Kazakhstan (2), Libya (3), Madagascar (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (2), Senegal (1), Sweden (1), Switzerland (2), Turkmenistan (2), Ukraine (8), United States (8: Texas)

• Jurassic of Germany (1)

Total: 71 collections including 80 occurrences

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