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Pachythecophyllia Kolodziej 2003 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Heterocoeniidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 280071

Full reference: B. Kolodziej. 2003. Scleractinian corals of suborders Pachythecalina and Rhipidogyrina: discussion on similarities and description of species from Stramberk-Type Limestone, Polish Outer Carpathians. Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 73:193-217

Parent taxon: Heterocoeniidae according to B. Kolodziej 2003

Sister taxa: Canleria, Castiglionastrea, Confusaforma, Elasmocoenia, Heterocoenia, Heterosmilia, Hexasmilia, Hexasmiliopsis, Latusastrea

Subtaxa: Pachythecophyllia eliasovae

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder