Wellsotrochus Squires 1960 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae

Synonyms: Kangiliacyathus Floris 1972, Kngilacathus Floris 1972, Levicyathus Filkorn 1994

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

See also Baron-Szabo 2008, Floris 1972, Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008 and Sepkoski 2002

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

Subtaxa: Wellsotrochus cyathiformis Wellsotrochus discus

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Greenland (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), New Zealand (7)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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