Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Revision of the genus Cladophyllia and description of Apocladophyllia gen.n. (Cladophylliidae fam.n., Scleractinia)

Elżbieta Morycowa and Ewa Roniewicz

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 35 (3-4), 1990: 165-190

Syntypes of Lithodendron dichotomum Goldfuss are reexamined. The following Middle and Upper Jurassic species of the genus Cladophyllia Milne-Edwards et Haime, 1851 are revised: C. minor Beauvais, 1975, C. conybearei Milne-Edwards
et Haime, 1851 and C. dichotoma (Goldfuss, 1821). and C. cf. excelsa (Koby, 1988) is described. Genus Schizosmilia Koby, 1889 is regarded here as a later subjectlive synonym of Cladophyllia. Some corals described under the name of Schizosmilia are recognized as representatives of the new genus Apocladophyllia with the type species A. nowaki sp.n. The genera Cladophyllia and Apocladophyllia represent a new Jurassic/Cretaceous family, Cladophylliidae fam. n., suborder Stylinina Alloiteau, 1952.

Key words: Scleractinia, Jurassic, Cretaceous.

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