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Thecosmilia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6932

Synonyms: Lepidophylliopsis Beauvais and Stump 1976 (no. 6556), Montlivaltoides He and Xiao 1990 (no. 118236), Thecosmiliopsis Lebanidze 1991 (no. 139755)

Parent taxon: Montlivaltiidae according to Z. M. Lebanidze 1991

Sister taxa: Brevimaeandra, Ceratothecia, Clausastrea, Coenotheca, Complexastraeopsis, Complexastrea, Confusastrea, Cyathophyllia, Cyathophylliopsis, Dimorphocoenia, Elasmophyllia, Ellipsosmilia, Goldfussastraea, Goldfussastrea, Isastrea, Mapucheastrea, Margarastreopsis, Montlivaltiinae, Nerthastraea, Neuquinosmilia, Paraclausastraea, Paraphyllogyra, Peplosmilia, Placosmilia, Placosmiliinae, Puschastraea, Rhabdophyllia, Thecomeandra, Trochophyllia, Trochosmilia

Subtaxa: Thecosmilia acaulis, Thecosmilia annularis, Thecosmilia bassanii, Thecosmilia cartieri, Thecosmilia complanata, Thecosmilia costata, Thecosmilia cumanensis, Thecosmilia delaunayi, Thecosmilia dichotoma, Thecosmilia elegans, Thecosmilia eudenticulata, Thecosmilia furcata, Thecosmilia gregaria, Thecosmilia gresslyi, Thecosmilia guerreroensis, Thecosmilia hideshimaensis, Thecosmilia hoernesii, Thecosmilia irregularis, Thecosmilia jaccardi, Thecosmilia langi, Thecosmilia longimana, Thecosmilia magna, Thecosmilia martini, Thecosmilia minuta, Thecosmilia moraviensis, Thecosmilia neglecta, Thecosmilia ngariensis, Thecosmilia oaxaquensis, Thecosmilia panasqueirensis, Thecosmilia qingyanensis, Thecosmilia rofanica, Thecosmilia rutogensis, Thecosmilia somaensis, Thecosmilia tibetana, Thecosmilia tobleri, Thecosmilia trichotoma, Thecosmilia typica, Thecosmilia virgulina, Thecosmilia vurguni, Thecosmilia weberi, Thecosmilia zagaliensis

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Type: Lithodendron trichotomum

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder