Orbigny, 1849, p. 8
Axophyllia nantuacensis d'Orbigny p. 8; Monotypy
Type Specimen: Lectotype; MNHN n°4537- A 09583; Verified; Dry Preserved
Type Locality: Lusitanian (probably Kimmeridgian) from Landeyron, (Ain, France).
One non sectioned dry specimen
Massive, meandroid corallum, straight closed valleys without lamellar linkage. Tectiform collines without ambulacrum. Incomplete synapticulotheca. Radial elements are compact or subcompact, curved, often anastomosed (contratingent or by inner edges), probably pennular. Synapticules present, more numerous close to the wall. Styliform columella very often surrounded by small detached trabecules of major septa. Endotheca present.
Like Microphyllia, but differing by the columella and the closed valleys. Like Comophyllia but differing by the mode of increase and arrangement of valleys.
to establish the taxonomic validity and the independence of Axophyllia and Microphyllia needs a population approach.
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This version was contributed by Bernard Lathuilière on 17-May-2014 10:53.
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The editor is: Bernard Lathuilière