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Wilsonastraea Stevens and Rycerski 1989 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Kleopatrinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6059

Synonym: Mccloudius Wilson 1982 (taxon 82963)

Full reference: C. H. Stevens and B. Rycerski. 1989. Early Permian colonial rugose corals from the Stikine River area, British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Paleontology 63(2):158-181

Parent taxon: Kleopatrinidae according to J. Fedorowski et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Fomichevella, Heintzella, Kleopatrina, Langenheimia, Paraheritschioides, Permastraea, Protolonsdaleiastraea, Protowentzelella, Shastalasma, Wendoverella

Subtaxa: Wilsonastraea fluvius, Wilsonastraea fraseri, Wilsonastraea ochocoensis, Wilsonastraea parva, Wilsonastraea rigbyi, Wilsonastraea smithi, Wilsonastraea summitensis

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Type: Wilsonastraea rigbyi

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder