Placosmilia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Synonym: Placosmiliopsis Beauvais 1982

Parent taxon: Montlivaltiidae according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Alloiteau and Tissier 1958, Alvarez et al. 1994, Baron-Szabo 2002, Sepkoski 2002, Turnsek 1997 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Brevimaeandra, Ceratothecia, Clausastrea, Coenotheca, Complexastraeopsis, Complexastrea, Confusastrea, Cyathophyllia, Cyathophylliopsis, Dimorphocoenia, Elasmophyllia, Goldfussastraea, Goldfussastrea, Isastrea, Mapucheastrea, Margarastreopsis, Montlivaltiinae, Nerthastraea, Neuquinosmilia, Paraclausastraea, Paraphyllogyra, Peplosmilia, Placosmiliinae, Puschastraea, Rhabdophyllia, Thecomeandra, Thecosmilia, Trochophyllia, Trochosmilia

Subtaxa: Placosmilia bilobata Placosmilia bofilli Placosmilia bojnicensis Placosmilia copoyensis Placosmilia cornu Placosmilia elliptica Placosmilia fenestrata Placosmilia fimbriata Placosmilia gracilis Placosmilia limburgica Placosmilia martini Placosmilia pethoi Placosmilia polygonata Placosmilia sinuosa Placosmilia urgoniensis Placosmiliopsis bilobatus

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Brazil (2 collections), Indonesia (2)

• Oligocene of Iran (1), the Netherlands (1)

• Eocene of Croatia (3), Germany (2), Hungary (3), Italy (2), Mexico (2), Slovenia (1)

• Paleocene of France (1), the Netherlands (1)

• Cretaceous of Austria (9), Azerbaijan (1), Germany (2), Madagascar (1), Mexico (2), Oman (3), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Slovakia (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (1)

• Jurassic of France (1)

Total: 46 collections including 49 occurrences

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