Eliášová 1978, p.98
The genus was considered junior synonym of Pleurophyllia by Stolarski and Russo 2001. It is kept distinct here.
Pleurophyllia gracilis Geyer 1955, p. 193, pl. 25 fig. 5, pl. 26 fig. 5; Original Designation
Type Specimen: Holotype; NHMW 1912 VI 728; Not Traced; Unknown
Type Locality: Tithonian (Upper Jurassic)-Berriasian (Lower Cretaceous) from Štramberk (Czech Republic)
Phaceloid corallum with cylindrical corallites. Thick pachythecal wall, no costae. Radial elements compact, free, diversified into cardinal septum and remaining cuneiform, equal and short septa. Hexameral symmetry and bilateral symmetry marked by cardinal septum with rhombic adaxial enlargement. Endotheca made of tabulae, no columella, no synapticulae. Type of multiplication not observed.
Pleurophyllia is more bilateral, has lonsdaleoid septa, a thinner wall a different inner edge of the major septum.
- Central Europe; Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous
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The editor is: Bernard Lathuilière