Retiophyllia clathrata Emmrich 1853 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae

Alternative combinations: Lithodendron clathratum, Thecosmilia clathrata

Synonyms: Calamophyllia suttonensis Clapp and Shimer 1911, Retiophyllia paraclathrata Roniewicz 1974, Retiophyllia suttonensis Clapp and Shimer 1911, Thecosmilia wrangelliana Montanaro-Gallitelli et al. 1979

Belongs to Retiophyllia according to A. H. Caruthers and G. D. Stanley 2008

See also Bernecker et al. 1999, Clapp and Shimer 1911, Montanaro-Gallitelli et al. 1979, Prinz-Grimm 1995, Roniewicz and MichalĂ­k 1998, Stanley 1989 and Wu 1977

Sister taxa: Retiophyllia aksuensis, Retiophyllia alfurica, Retiophyllia aranea, Retiophyllia caespitosa, Retiophyllia dawsoni, Retiophyllia defilippi, Retiophyllia delicata, Retiophyllia delicatula, Retiophyllia dendriformis, Retiophyllia dichotoma, Retiophyllia eguchii, Retiophyllia fenestrata, Retiophyllia frechi, Retiophyllia gephyrophora, Retiophyllia gosaviensis, Retiophyllia gracilis, Retiophyllia langobardica, Retiophyllia mailonggangensis, Retiophyllia multiramis, Retiophyllia nevadae, Retiophyllia norica, Retiophyllia obtusa, Retiophyllia oppeli, Retiophyllia parviseptum, Retiophyllia pascoensis, Retiophyllia robusta, Retiophyllia sellae, Retiophyllia tenuicosta, Retiophyllia tolminensis, Retiophyllia tosaensis, Retiophyllia vesicularis, Retiophyllia wasabidaniensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Chile (1 collection)

• Triassic of Austria (4), Canada (1: British Columbia), Chile (1), China (3), Germany (1), India (2), Iran (3), Italy (2), Nepal (2), Papua New Guinea (1), Poland (2), Romania (1), the Russian Federation (1), Slovakia (4), Slovenia (6), Switzerland (1), Tajikistan (4), United States (3: Alaska)

Total: 43 collections each including a single occurrence

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