Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848, p. 274

Type Species

Dendrophyllia brevicaulis Michelin, 1841: 17; Subsequent Designation Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848: 274

Type Specimen: Syntype; ; Verified; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: Upper Turonian of France (Uchaux, Vaucluse).

The type material of the type species is housed at MNHN (Paris) under Mo1126-1127.




Colonial, massive or subfasciculate (no lateral connection between some of the corallites), plocoid or subplocoid to subcerioid. Gemmation intracalicinal and extracalicinal, resulting in permanent monocentric to tricentric conditions. Costosepta compact, nonconfluent, dentate and granulated laterally. Columella lamellar or rudimentary. Endothecal dissepiments vesicular to cellular. Exothecal dissepiments large, vesicular. Wall septothecal or septoparathecal.


  • Southern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe; Early Cretaceous - Late Cretaceous
  • Caribbean; Late Cretaceous - Eocene

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Barysmilia iberica Baon-Szabo, 1998, holotype
Barysmilia brevicaulis (Michelin, 1841), syntype