†family Zardinophyllidae Montanaro-Gallitelli 1975 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Zardinophyllidae

Synonym: Pachythecalidae Cuif 1975

Parent taxon: Pachythecalina according to E. Roniewicz and J. MichalĂ­k 1998

See also Kiessling 2014 and Turnsek 1997

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

Subtaxa: Alloiteausmilia Archaeosmilia Archaeosmiliopsis Cassianastraea Cryptosepta Epismilia Epismiliopsis Pachydendron Pachysolenia Pachythecalis Parapleurosmilia Plesiophyllum Radiophyllia Sichuanophyllia Simplexastraea Zardinophyllum

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Eocene of Italy (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Albania (1), Switzerland (1)

• Jurassic of Afghanistan (1), Azerbaijan (2), Canada (1: British Columbia), Chile (2), China (2), France (2), Morocco (4), Saudi Arabia (2), Slovenia (1), Switzerland (2), Tajikistan (2), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of Austria (1), China (3), Italy (1), the Russian Federation (3), Slovakia (2), Slovenia (2), Tajikistan (5), Turkey (2)

Total: 44 collections including 63 occurrences

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