Stephanophyllia Michelin 1841 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Micrabaciidae

Parent taxon: Micrabaciidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

See also Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Letepsammia, Micrabacia

Subtaxa: Stephanophyllia californica Stephanophyllia cribraria Stephanophyllia elegans Stephanophyllia fungulus Stephanophyllia hexaflora Stephanophyllia imperialis Stephanophyllia implexa Stephanophyllia indica Stephanophyllia japonica Stephanophyllia lanquinei Stephanophyllia michelini Stephanophyllia nysti Stephanophyllia plattenwaldensis Stephanophyllia vacavillensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Japan (5 collections), Maldives (1), Vanuatu (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Taiwan (1)

• Miocene of the Czech Republic (1), Germany (20), Italy (5), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (3), Poland (1)

• Oligocene of Australia (1), France (1), Hungary (7), the Netherlands (2)

• Eocene of the United Kingdom (1), United States (5: California)

• Paleocene of Austria (1), Egypt (1), Pakistan (1), Ukraine (1)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), the Czech Republic (11), Madagascar (1), Mexico (1), United States (5: Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee)

Total: 79 collections including 87 occurrences

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