Duncan 1868, p. 53

Type Species

Lepidophyllia hebridensis Duncan 1868, p. 62 pl. 16 fig. 1-4; Subsequent Designation Wells 1936, p. 114

Type Specimen: Holotype; BGS 37052; Verified; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: Pabba shale (Today, this formation is dated from Lower Sinemurian (Turneri zone) to Pliensbachian (Margaritatus zone), (Inner Hebrides, Scotland)

The type specimen was figured and redescribed in (Beauvais 1976), p. 65 pl. 13 fig. 6, text fig. 30



A Lepidophyllia with a bifacial colony and numerous rejuvenescent corallites.


Lepidophyllia (Heterastraea) has not a bifacial growth form and rejuvenescence is not developed.


The distinction of two subgenera within the genus Lepidophyllia was done in Gretz et al (2013) where L.(L.)murchisoni is described in detail. Figures are provided at the genus level webpage.


  • Western Europe; Early Jurassic

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