Beauvais, 1982, vol. 2, p. 227

Type Species

Brachycaulia jacobi Beauvais, 1982, vol. II, p. 227; Original Designation

Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Not Traced; Unknown

Type Locality: Upper Santonian of France (Les Corbieres, Aude).

The type material of the type species is housed at Natural History Museum Paris under MNHN R.10975 (Jacob collection).



Colonial, plocoid, cerioid deeper in corallum. Budding extracalicinal. Corallites monocentric. Costosepta, generally compact, porous peripherally, nonconfluent, dentate laterally. Anastomosis occasional. Synapticulae abundant. Columella absent. Endothecal dissepiments sparse. Wall synapticulothecal, incomplete.


Alloiteau (1957, pl. 2, fig. 6, pl. 11, fig. 2, pl. 19, fig. 10) documented the new form Brachycaulia jacobi as the type species of his new genus Brachycaulia without providing any description. Because Beauvais (1982, vol. II, p. 227) was the first author to have given a proper description of this genus, according the ICZN, he has to be considered the author of this taxon.

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Brachycaullia jacobi Beauvais, 1982, holotype
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