Trochocyathus (Platycyathus) Fromentel 1863 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative spelling: Platycyathus

Parent taxon: Trochocyathus according to Fromentel 1863

Sister taxa: Trochocyathus (Aplocyathus), Trochocyathus acutus, Trochocyathus adelaidensis, Trochocyathus androiavensis, Trochocyathus antsiranensis, Trochocyathus balanophylloides, Trochocyathus chevalieri, Trochocyathus cingulatus, Trochocyathus collignoni, Trochocyathus coloradoensis, Trochocyathus conulus, Trochocyathus crassus, Trochocyathus crooki, Trochocyathus cupuliformis, Trochocyathus depressus, Trochocyathus duncani, Trochocyathus egerius, Trochocyathus gardnerae, Trochocyathus hanzawai, Trochocyathus harveyanus, Trochocyathus hemisphaericus, Trochocyathus imparipartitus, Trochocyathus imperialis, Trochocyathus infracompressus, Trochocyathus lakii, Trochocyathus laminus, Trochocyathus madagascariensis, Trochocyathus maplestonei, Trochocyathus mediterraneus, Trochocyathus mexicanum, Trochocyathus michelottii, Trochocyathus microphyes, Trochocyathus microphyllus, Trochocyathus mitratus, Trochocyathus nomlandi, Trochocyathus oregonensis, Trochocyathus paliscus, Trochocyathus perarmatus, Trochocyathus pergranulatus, Trochocyathus persicus, Trochocyathus planicostatus, Trochocyathus plicatus, Trochocyathus pyrenaicus, Trochocyathus revolutus, Trochocyathus sachalinensis, Trochocyathus schmidti, Trochocyathus sellardsi, Trochocyathus sismondae, Trochocyathus speciosus, Trochocyathus stantoni, Trochocyathus subarcuatus, Trochocyathus sublaevis, Trochocyathus taylorensis, Trochocyathus thorenti, Trochocyathus townsendensis, Trochocyathus uber, Trochocyathus valceppiensis, Trochocyathus wilkinsoni, Trochocyathus wiltshirei, Trochocyathus wintoni, Trochocyathus woolmani, Tethocyathus prahli, Tethocyathus walbersdorfensis, Paratrochocyathus cupuliformis

Subtaxa: Platycyathus kawakamiensis Platycyathus orbignyi Platycyathus scottianus Platycyathus yezoensis Trochocyathus (Platycyathus) powelli

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Oligocene of France (2), United States (1: Washington)

• Paleocene to Eocene of Australia (1)

• Paleocene of United States (1: California)

• Cretaceous of Australia (1), France (1), Japan (1), the Russian Federation (1), Switzerland (1), United States (11: Alaska, Arizona, Texas, Utah)

Total: 22 collections including 23 occurrences

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