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Budaia Wells 1933 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Amphiastreidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6218

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1933. Corals of the Cretaceous of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and Western Interior of the United States. Bulletins of American Paleontology 18(67):85-288

Parent taxon: Amphiastreidae according to J. W. Wells 1956

Sister taxa: Amphiastrea, Amphiaulastrea, Aulastraea, Bathmosmilia, Bussonastrea, Ceratocoenia, Cheilosmilia, Donacosmilia, Hexamphiastrea, Hexapetalum, Hispaniastraea, Hykeliphyllum, Keriophyllia, Lochmaeosmilia, Mitrodendron, Opisthophyllum, Oyonnaxastraea, Pleuroaulastrea, Pleurophyllia, Pleurostylina, Polymorphastraea, Pseudodiplocoenia, Quenstedtiphylliinae, Sclerosmilia, Selenegyra, Thamnosmilia

Subtaxa: Budaia felixi, Budaia qiekanensis, Budaia travisensis

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Type: Budaia travisensis

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic