The Palaeozoic corals, I: origins and relationships

@inproceedings{Scrutton1997ThePC,
  title={The Palaeozoic corals, I: origins and relationships},
  author={Colin T. Scrutton},
  year={1997}
}
  • Colin T. Scrutton
  • Published 1997
  • Biology
  • SUMMARY The status, origins and relationships of the various groups of Palaeozoic corals are reviewed. Five orders are currently recognized: Rugosa, Tabulata, Heterocorallia, Cothoniida and Kilbuchophyllida, to which I add the Tabulaconida and Numidiaphyllida. The Rugosa and Tabulata are considered to be broadly monophyletic clades, and the Tabulata are confirmed as zoantharian corals. Morphological features, particularly aspects of septal insertion in both groups, are discussed as clues to… CONTINUE READING

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