†family Axosmiliidae Geyer 1955 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Axosmiliidae

Parent taxon: Pachythecaliina according to D. K. Pandey and F. T. F├╝rsich 2003

See also Baron-Szabo 2002 and Turnsek 1997

Sister taxa: Amphiastreidae, Atelophyllia, Gablonzeriidae, Pachycoeniidae, Volzeiidae, Volzeioidea, Zardinophyllidae

Subtaxa: Axosmilia Axosmiliopsis Columnaphyllia Pleurosmilia

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (5 collections), China (5), Greece (1), Japan (1), Poland (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Spain (3), Switzerland (2), United States (9: Texas)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (1)

• Jurassic of China (2), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (4), France (4), Germany (5), India (1), Iran (6), Jordan (1), Poland (1), Portugal (31), the Russian Federation (1), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Slovenia (2), Spain (1), Switzerland (1), the United Kingdom (2)

Total: 94 collections including 150 occurrences

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