Thecosmilia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Synonyms: Lepidophylliopsis Beauvais and Stump 1976, Montlivaltoides He and Xiao 1990, Thecosmiliopsis Lebanidze 1991

Parent taxon: Montlivaltiidae according to Z. M. Lebanidze 1991

See also Baron-Szabo 2009, Beauvais and Stump 1976, Kiessling 2008, Kiessling 2014, Roniewicz 1976 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Anisastraea, Brevimaeandra, Ceratothecia, Clausastrea, Coenotheca, Complexastraeopsis, Complexastrea, Confusastrea, Cyathophyllia, Cyathophylliopsis, Dimorphocoenia, Elasmophyllia, Goldfussastraea, Goldfussastrea, Isastrea, Mapucheastrea, Margarastreopsis, Montlivaltiinae, Nerthastraea, Neuquinosmilia, Paraclausastraea, Paraphyllogyra, Peplosmilia, Placosmilia, Placosmiliinae, Puschastraea, Rhabdophyllia, Thecomeandra, Trochophyllia, Trochosmilia

Subtaxa: Thecosmilia acaulis Thecosmilia annularis Thecosmilia bassanii Thecosmilia buonamici Thecosmilia cartieri Thecosmilia complanata Thecosmilia costata Thecosmilia cumanensis Thecosmilia delaunayi Thecosmilia densa Thecosmilia dichotoma Thecosmilia elegans Thecosmilia eudenticulata Thecosmilia furcata Thecosmilia gregaria Thecosmilia gresslyi Thecosmilia guerreroensis Thecosmilia hideshimaensis Thecosmilia hoernesii Thecosmilia irregularis Thecosmilia jaccardi Thecosmilia lancisii Thecosmilia langi Thecosmilia longimana Thecosmilia magna Thecosmilia martini Thecosmilia minuta Thecosmilia moraviensis Thecosmilia multigranulata Thecosmilia neglecta Thecosmilia ngariensis Thecosmilia norica Thecosmilia oaxaquensis Thecosmilia omboni Thecosmilia panasqueirensis Thecosmilia qingyanensis Thecosmilia rofanica Thecosmilia rutogensis Thecosmilia somaensis Thecosmilia tibetana Thecosmilia typica Thecosmilia virgulina Thecosmilia vurguni Thecosmilia weberi Thecosmilia zagaliensis

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (2 collections)

• Cretaceous of Austria (7), Bulgaria (6), China (4), Egypt (1), Germany (1), Greece (2), Iran (1), Japan (1), Mexico (6), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Spain (2), Switzerland (2), Ukraine (2), United States (1: Texas), Venezuela (1)

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (4)

• Jurassic of Argentina (3), Austria (2), Azerbaijan (4), Chile (1), China (1), Croatia (1), the Czech Republic (8), France (48), Georgia (8), Germany (21), Indonesia (1), Iran (7), Japan (1), Mexico (1), Morocco (9), Myanmar (1), Poland (10), Portugal (17), Romania (3), the Russian Federation (4), Slovakia (5), Slovenia (3), Spain (3), Switzerland (12), Tanzania (1), Tunisia (2), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (2), the United Kingdom (19), Uzbekistan (5)

• Triassic of Austria (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Canada (1: British Columbia), Chile (1), China (3), Indonesia (2), Italy (11), United States (11: Alaska, Nevada, Oregon), Vietnam (1)

Total: 280 collections including 356 occurrences

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