Overview

Heterocorallia


Related Overviews

 

'Heterocorallia' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Earth Sciences and Geography

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(subclass Zoantharia)

Small order of corals, known only from Carboniferous rocks in Europe and Asia, and represented by two genera, Hexophyllia and Heterophyllia. It is included in the Zoantharia because its members possess septa, and because of the microstructure of the calcareous skeleton. The septa are arranged differently from those in other orders. The four original septa are conjoined axially, and new septa are formed attached to these at their axial ends.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.