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Shastaphyllum Merriam 1972 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Ptenophyllidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 5901

Full reference: C. W. Merriam. 1972. Silurian rugose corals of the Klamath Mountains region, California. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 738:1-50

Parent taxon: Ptenophyllinae according to D. Hill 1981

Sister taxa: Acanthophyllum, Acmophyllum, Aphroidophyllum, Australophyllum, Dohmophyllum, Ecnomiophyllum, Embolophyllum, Gryphophyllum, Grypophyllum, Hankaxis, Hezhangophyllum, Imennovia, Lyrielasma, Neomphyma, Paleogrypophyllum, Pseudochonophyllum, Pseudogrypophyllum, Psydracophyllum, Redstonea, Salairophyllum, Taimyrophyllum, Tonkinaria, Toquimaphyllum, Weissermelia, Windelasma, Xystriphyllum

Subtaxa: Shastaphyllum schucherti

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Type: Shastaphyllum schucherti

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder