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Paracuifia smithi Caruthers and Stanley , Jr. 2008 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Reimaniphylliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 126208

Full reference: A. H. Caruthers and G. D. Stanley , Jr. 2008. Systematic analysis of upper triassic silicified scleractinian corals from Wrangellia and the Alexander Terrane, Alaska and British Columbia. Journal of Paleontology 82(3):470-491

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

Sister taxa: Paracuifia anomala, Paracuifia jennieae, Paracuifia tortuosa

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 9536, Fivemile Cove, Gravina Island , which is in a Lacian carbonate limestone in the Nehenta Formation of Alaska

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder