Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848, p. 105
Lithodendron cariosum Goldfuss, 1826, p. 45, pl. 13, fig. 7; Subsequent Designation Milne Edwards and Haime, 1850, p. liii
Type Specimen: Unknown; IPB 159-Goldfuss coll.; Verified; Dry Preserved
Type Locality: Eocene of France
Corallum forming small arborescent colonies by di- and tristomadeal intratentacular budding; calices often elongate; epitheca present; theca costate; septa in Pourtalès plan; columella trabecular.
Very similar to Schizopsammia but having some tristomadeal budding, a basal epitheca, and some endotheca.
This genus and family were monographed by Cairns (2001), which included a phylogenetic analysis based on morphology. Five species, all fossil.
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This version was contributed by Rosemarie Baron-Szabo on 07-Nov-2014 20:12.
Page authors are: Stephen D. Cairns Rosemarie Baron-Szabo. Please contact the editor if you would like to contribute to the diagnosis of this taxon.
The editor is: Stephen D. Cairns