WoRMS taxon details

Petrophyllia Conrad, 1855

267726  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:267726)

accepted
Genus
Archohelia Vaughan, 1919 † · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Dendrophyllia (Petrophyllia) Conrad, 1855 † · unaccepted > superseded combination
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
(of Dendrophyllia (Petrophyllia) Conrad, 1855 †) Conrad, T.A. (1855). Descriptions of eighteen new Cretaceous and Tertiary fossils, &c. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 7(7): 265–268., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/26299488 [details]   
Status A senior homonym of Petrophyllia Felix, 1885  
Status A senior homonym of Petrophyllia Felix, 1885 [details]

Depth range 0-7 m  
Depth range 0-7 m [details]

Fossil range Late Cretaceous to Recent  
Fossil range Late Cretaceous to Recent [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2023). World List of Scleractinia. Petrophyllia Conrad, 1855. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=267726 on 2023-02-09
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2008-01-14 11:18:07Z
created
2010-09-08 12:59:53Z
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2019-05-21 13:53:54Z
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2020-08-20 15:51:12Z
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2022-06-22 11:26:26Z
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original description  (of Archohelia Vaughan, 1919 †) Vaughan TW. (1919). Contributions to the geology and paleontology of the Canal Zone, Panama, and geologically related areas in Central America and the West Indies. Fossil corals from central America, Cuba, and Porto Rico: with an account of the American Tertiary, Pleistocene, and recent coral reefs. <em>United States National Museum Bulletin.</em> 103: 189-524, pls. 68-152. [details]   

original description  (of Dendrophyllia (Petrophyllia) Conrad, 1855 †) Conrad, T.A. (1855). Descriptions of eighteen new Cretaceous and Tertiary fossils, &c. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 7(7): 265–268., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/26299488 [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

additional source Cairns SD. (2001). A generic revision and phylogenetic analysis of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria: Scleractinia). <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 615: 1-75., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.615 [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D., Baron-Szabo, R., Budd, A.F., Lathuilière, B., Roniewicz, E., Stolarski, J., Johnson, K.G. (2010). Corallosphere. , available online at http://www.corallosphere.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Comparison Differs from Oculina only by having axial corallites. [details]

Diagnosis Corallum colonial, ramose colonies formed from extracalicular budding, corallites occurring uniformly on all branch surfaces; coenosteum dense and striate; axial corallite present for each branch; P1 and P2 present as one crown; columella papillose. [details]

Remark Originally described as a subgenus of Dendrophyllia and thus thought to be a dendrophylliid, after examination of the type specimen the genus was transferred to the Oculinidae by Cairns (1999). The only Recent species is described by Wells and Alderslade (1979). Approximately 10 fossil species reported by Vaughan (1900, 1919) and Szabo (2002). [details]

Status A senior homonym of Petrophyllia Felix, 1885 [details]

From other sources
Biology azooxanthellate [details]

Depth range 0-7 m [details]

Fossil range Late Cretaceous to Recent [details]