Placocyathus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative spelling: Meandrina (Placocyathus)

Parent taxon: Caryophylliidae according to W. Kiessling 2014

See also Kiessling 2008, 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, Lophelia, Odontocyathoides, Oxysmilia, Paracyathus, Parasmiliinae, Parasmilinae, Polycyathus, Solenosmilia, Thecocyathinae, Trochocyathus, Turbinoliinae, Vaughanella, Vielicyathus

Subtaxa: Placocyathus alveolus Placocyathus barretti Placocyathus costatus Placocyathus variabilis

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore


• Quaternary of Costa Rica (16 collections)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (1), Jamaica (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (3), Costa Rica (3), the Dominican Republic (6), Jamaica (2), the Netherlands Antilles (5), United States (2: Florida)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Jamaica (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (6), Haiti (1), Panama (10), Puerto Rico (2)

• Eocene of Pakistan (1)

Total: 60 collections including 76 occurrences

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