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Bathycyathus lloydi Vaughan 1920 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Turbinoliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 141425

Alternative combination: Paracyathus lloydi

Synonyms: Paracyathus kangiliaensis Floris 1972 (no. 154761), Paracyathus kayserensis Vaughan 1920 (no. 143431), Paracyathus thomi Vaughan 1920 (no. 143430), Steriphonotrochus manorensis Wells 1933 (no. 216629)

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1920. Corals from the Cannonball marine member of the Lance Formation. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 128:61-66

Belongs to Bathycyathus according to R. Baron-Szabo 2008

Sister taxa: Bathycyathus corneti, Bathycyathus laevigatus, Bathycyathus matheroni, Bathycyathus piveteaui, Bathycyathus pulcher, Bathycyathus termofurae

Type specimens:

  • Bathycyathus lloydi: Its type locality is Kayser-Leith area, which is in a Danian coastal shale/limestone in the Lance Formation of North Dakota
  • Paracyathus kangiliaensis: Its type locality is Danienrygge, Kangilia, Nugssuaq, West Greenland, which is in a Danian basin reef tuff/conglomerate in Greenland.
  • Paracyathus kayserensis: Its type locality is Kayser-Leith area, which is in a Danian coastal shale/limestone in the Lance Formation of North Dakota.
  • Paracyathus thomi: Its type locality is Kayser-Leith area, which is in a Danian coastal shale/limestone in the Lance Formation of North Dakota.
  • Steriphonotrochus manorensis: Its type locality is Manor, which is in a Maastrichtian coastal claystone in Texas.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore