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Archaeosmilia Melnikova 1975 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Zardinophyllidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6169

Full reference: G. K. Melnikova. 1975. Novyye ranneyurskiye predstaviteli Amphiastraeina (skleraktinii) yugo-vostochnogo Pamira [New Early Jurassic representatives of Amphiastraeina (Scleractinia) from the South-East Pamir]. Voprosy Paleontologii Tadzhikistana [Problems of paleontology of Tadzhikistan] 108-120

Parent taxon: Zardinophyllidae according to L. Beauvais 1986

Sister taxa: Alloiteausmilia, Archaeosmiliopsis, Cryptosepta, Epismilia, Epismiliopsis, Pachydendron, Pachysolenia, Pachythecalis, Parapleurosmilia, Plesiophyllum, Sichuanophyllia, Zardinophyllum, Cassianastraea, Radiophyllia, Simplexastraea

Subtaxa: Archaeosmilia beata, Archaeosmilia duncani

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Type: Archaeosmilia beata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic