Parasmilia centralis Mantell 1822 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative combinations: Caryophyllia centralis, Madrepora centralis, Monocarya centralis

Synonyms: Parasmilia cylindracea de Fromentel 1863, Parasmilia granulata Duncan 1869, Parasmilia helenae Rozkowska 1955

Belongs to Parasmilia according to R. Baron-Szabo 2008

See also Fleming 1828, Kuzmicheva 1987 and Lonsdale 1850

Sister taxa: Parasmilia altavillensis, Parasmilia aptiensis, Parasmilia austinensis, Parasmilia bullardi, Parasmilia crassicostata, Parasmilia crnikalensis, Parasmilia cyensis, Parasmilia cylindrica, Parasmilia elliptica, Parasmilia elongata, Parasmilia fittoni, Parasmilia flindersensis, Parasmilia graysonensis, Parasmilia hermani, Parasmilia jusani, Parasmilia leganyii, Parasmilia lindstroemi, Parasmilia lucens, Parasmilia ludoviciana, Parasmilia montaldoensis, Parasmilia taurinensis

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (2 collections), Germany (4), Kazakhstan (1), Libya (1), Poland (1), the Russian Federation (1), Sweden (1), Turkmenistan (1), Ukraine (5)

Total: 17 collections each including a single occurrence

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