Palaeophyllum gracile Flower 1961 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Stauriidae

Full reference: R. H. Flower. 1961. Montoya and related colonial corals. Memoir New Mexico State Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources 7(1):3-97

Belongs to Palaeophyllum according to Flower 1961

Sister taxa: Palaeophyllum cateniforme, Palaeophyllum humei, Palaeophyllum margaretae, Palaeophyllum rugosum, Palaeophyllum tubuliferum

Type specimen: Its type locality is El Paso, Franklin Mountains, which is in an Edenian shallow subtidal limestone in the Second Value Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Ordovician of United States (3: New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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