Tortoflabellum Squires 1958 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Meandrinidae

Synonyms: Diplocteniopsis Zlatarski 1968, Parnassomeandra Morycowa and Marcopoulou-Diacantoni 2002, Plesiodiplocteniopsis Zlatarski 1968

Full reference: D. F. Squires. 1958. The Cretaceous and Tertiary corals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Paleontological Bulletin 29:1-107

Parent taxon: Euphylliinae according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Baron-Szabo 2002, Baron-Szabo 2009, Morycowa and Marcopoulou-Diacantoni 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxon: Rennensismilia

Subtaxa: Diplocteniopsis (Diplocteniopsis) Diplocteniopsis (Ondadiplocteniopsis) Diplocteniopsis curvicalix Plesiodiplocteniopsis acutangularis Plesiodiplocteniopsis dichotoma Plesiodiplocteniopsis obtusangularis Plesiodiplocteniopsis praeramificenta Tortoflabellum compressum Tortoflabellum diacantoniae Tortoflabellum elatum Tortoflabellum flemingi Tortoflabellum marwicki

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Type: Tortoflabellum flemingi

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder


• Miocene of Italy (1 collection), New Zealand (4)

• Cretaceous of Egypt (9), Greece (1), Jamaica (1)

Total: 16 collections including 17 occurrences

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