Sphenotrochus Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae

Synonym: Eusthenotrochus

Parent taxon: Turbinoliidae according to S. D. Cairns 1997

See also Kiessling 2008, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Alatotrochus, Alveolocyathus, Australocyathus, Bothrophoria, Conocyathus, Cyathotrochus, Deltocyathoides, Foveolocyathus, Holcotrochus, Laminocyathus, Nicaeotrochus, Palocyathus, Paradeltocyathus, Peponocyathus, Trematotrochus, Tropidocyathus, Turbinolia, Wellsotrochus

Subtaxa: Sphenotrochus aschistus Sphenotrochus claibornensis Sphenotrochus crispus Sphenotrochus denhartogi Sphenotrochus dumasi Sphenotrochus gardineri Sphenotrochus granulosus Sphenotrochus milletianus Sphenotrochus mixtus Sphenotrochus pulchellus Sphenotrochus semigranosus Sphenotrochus senni Sphenotrochus wellsi

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Australia (1 collection), France (3)

• Miocene of Australia (2), Chile (1), the Dominican Republic (2), France (8), Germany (2), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1)

• Oligocene of Argentina (1), France (1), the Netherlands (1)

• Eocene of France (6), Hungary (1), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Paleocene of Austria (2)

Total: 36 collections including 43 occurrences

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