Wells, 1937, p. 249

Type Species

Placosmilia angusta Reuss, 1854: 84; Original Designation Wells, 1937: 249

Type Specimen: Syntype; ; Verified; Unknown

Type Locality: Upper Turonian to Campanian of Austria (Gosau Group).

The lectotype (designation by inference, see M. Beauvais, 1982, vol. I, p. 231) of the type species is housed at NHMW (Vienna) under 1859/0050/0348a.



Colonial, phaceloid-subdendroid. Budding extracalicular. Costosepta compact, arranged radially and bilaterally, finely granulated laterally. Columella lamellar. Endothecal dissepiments thin and vesicular, abundant. Wall septothecal. Epithecal wall present.


Nefophyllia is similar to Aulosmilia Alloiteau, but forms phaceloid-subdendroid colonies.


  • Southern Europe; Late Cretaceous
  • Central Europe; Late Cretaceous
  • Eastern Europe; Late Cretaceous
  • North Africa; Late Cretaceous

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Nefophyllia angusta (Reuss, 1854), topotype, Felix collection