Frech, 1890, p. 42


Solitary, phaceloid or colonial: cerioid or meandroid; increase intracalicular or lateral; radial elements composed of septal spines more or less fused with each other, free at the inner septal margin; endotheca vesiculous or tabuloid; microstructure composed of bundles of fibers.


The family represents a group of corals of a specific microstructure: bundles of fibers which form septal spines and a stereomal lining of dissepiments. This feature differentiates the stylophyllids from corals of trabecular microstructure.


The core group contains Stylophyllum Reuss, Stylophyllipsis Frech, Phacelostylophyllum Melnikova, Pamirophyllum Melnikova and Meandrostylis Frech


This page has been in preparation since 15-Oct-2010 19:00

This version was contributed by Ken Johnson on 29-Aug-2013 11:53.

Page authors are: Ewa Roniewicz. 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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