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Balanophyllia Wood 1844 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Dendrophylliidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 6195

Synonyms: Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (no. 108375), Ceratopsammia Alloiteau 1958 (no. 6236), Eupsammia Milne-Edwards and Haime 1848 (no. 6430)

Parent taxon: Dendrophylliidae according to W. Kiessling 2008

Sister taxa: Aplopsammia, Areopsammia, Astroides, Bathypsammia, Blastozopsammia, Cahuzacopsammia, Calostylopsis, Dendrophyllia, Dichopsammia, Duncanopsammia, Enallopsammia, Endopachys, Endopsammia, Heteropsammia, Lamellophyllia, Leptopsammia, Lobopsammia, Makridinophyllia, Notophyllia, Paleoastroides, Reussopsammia, Rhabdopsammia, Rhizopsammia, Stereopsammia, Stichopsammia, Thecopsammia, Tubastraea, Turbinaria, Wadeopsammia

Subtaxa: Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) bossolensis, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) cylindrica, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) meneghinii, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) pachysepta, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) sismondiana, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zelandiae, Balanophyllia (Eupsammia) zuffardii, Balanophyllia acostae, Balanophyllia alta, Balanophyllia annularis, Balanophyllia augustinensis, Balanophyllia basedowi, Balanophyllia bavarica, Balanophyllia besairiei, Balanophyllia blakeleyensis, Balanophyllia calyculus, Balanophyllia campanulata, Balanophyllia cauliculata, Balanophyllia caulifera, Balanophyllia clarendonensis, Balanophyllia complanata, Balanophyllia compressa, Balanophyllia concinna, Balanophyllia conica, Balanophyllia cornurupicaprae, Balanophyllia cowlitzensis, Balanophyllia cumingii, Balanophyllia desmophyllum, Balanophyllia elegans, Balanophyllia elongata, Balanophyllia formosana, Balanophyllia fossata, Balanophyllia fulleri, Balanophyllia gigas, Balanophyllia haleana, Balanophyllia hectori, Balanophyllia imperialis, Balanophyllia inauris, Balanophyllia induta, Balanophyllia irregularis, Balanophyllia irrorata, Balanophyllia italica, Balanophyllia nonaradiata, Balanophyllia oppenheimi, Balanophyllia oulangiformis, Balanophyllia patera, Balanophyllia patula, Balanophyllia pittieri, Balanophyllia piuraensis, Balanophyllia ponderosa, Balanophyllia praelonga, Balanophyllia rovasendai, Balanophyllia salpynx, Balanophyllia soloensis, Balanophyllia striatissima, Balanophyllia teglandae, Balanophyllia torta, Balanophyllia truncata, Balanophyllia variabilis, Balanophyllia variabilis, Balanophyllia varians, Balanophyllia washingtonensis, Eupsammia compressa

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder