Wells, 1937, p. 245
Placocyathus maoensis Vaughan in Vaughan and Hoffmeister, 1925, p. 317; Original Designation
Type Specimen: Holotype; USNM M353644; Verified; Dry Preserved
Type Locality: Late Miocene: Rio Mao, Dominican Republic
Type species best described by Cairns and Wells (1987).
Like Caryophyllia, but with a compressed corallum and a lamellar columella.
Three fossil species.
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