Platytrochus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Synonyms: Aldrichia Vaughan 1900, Aldrichiella Vaughan 1903

Parent taxon: Turbinoliinae according to J. J. Sepkoski 2002

See also Cairns 1997 and Vaughan 1900

Sister taxa: Dominicotrochus, Idiotrochus, Kionotrochus, Koilotrochus, Notocyathus, Pepenocyathus

Subtaxa: Platytrochus airensis Platytrochus bataviae Platytrochus burcki Platytrochus claibornensis Platytrochus curvatus Platytrochus diabloensis Platytrochus dominicensis Platytrochus elegans Platytrochus hastatus Platytrochus maudensis Platytrochus merriami Platytrochus primaevus Platytrochus vacuus

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Australia (4 collections), the Dominican Republic (1), India (1), Mexico (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (2)

• Eocene of Australia (1), the Netherlands (2), United States (26: Alabama, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1), Ukraine (1), United States (5: Texas)

Total: 45 collections including 55 occurrences

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