Reuss, 1865:165

Type Species

Coccophyllum sturi Reuss, 1865: 165, pl.1, fig.1; Monotypy Reuss, 1865: 165

Type Specimen: Holotype; GBA 2806; Verified; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: Waldgraben near Altaussee, Northern Calcareous Alps. Zlambach Beds, Rhaetian, Late Triassic

The species is also represented in the NHMW collections.



Cerioid; corallites prismatic. Increase extracalicular. Bilaminar wall permanent; median fissure present. On the inner wall surface, radial elements form thick ridges with denticles. Endotheca composed of slightly concave tabuloid elements. Wall, septa and dissepiments are in structural continuation. Microstructure fibrous; fibres organized into bundles.


Descriptions and illustrations of septal microstructure in Cuif,1973:278, text-fig.30 and Roniewicz 1989:134,pl.41, fig.1,2;pl.42,fig.3.


The genus differs from cerioid Stylophyllum in septa developed in the form of ridges on the wall, and in tabular endotheca.


Only the type species is known.


  • Southern Europe; Late Triassic
The geographic range of the genus is limited to Europe.

This page has been in preparation since 20-Apr-2009 00:21

This version was contributed by Ewa Roniewicz on 09-Nov-2010 15:50.

Page authors are: Francesca Benzoni. Please contact the editor if you would like to contribute to the diagnosis of this taxon.

The editor is: Ewa Roniewicz

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