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Pachydendron Cuif 1975 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Zardinophyllidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6672

Full reference: J. P. Cuif. 1975. Caracteres morphologiques, microstructuraux et systematiques des Pachythecalidae, nouvelle famille de madrepraires triasiques [Morphology, microstructure and systematics of Pachythecalidae, a new family of Triassic Scleractinia]. 8(3):157-180

Parent taxon: Zardinophyllidae according to W. Kiessling 2014

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

Subtaxa: Pachydendron microthallos

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Type: Pachydendron microthallos

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic