Palaeozoanthus Carlgren, 1924

Low, Martyn E. Y., Sinniger, Frederic & Reimer, James Davis, 2016, The order Zoantharia Rafinesque, 1815 (Cnidaria, Anthozoa: Hexacorallia): supraspecific classification and nomenclature, ZooKeys 641, pp. 1-80: 9

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Palaeozoanthus Carlgren, 1924


Palaeozoanthus Carlgren, 1924 

Palaeozoanthus  Carlgren, 1924: 470-473.

Type species.

Paleozoanthus reticulatus  Carlgren, 1924, by original description and monotypy.




Macrocnemic zoantharians with a simple mesogleal muscle, and fertile micromesenteries.


This genus is monospecific, and is comprised of the type species Paleozoanthus reticulatus  , which has not been encountered since it was first described. Due to similarities in sphincter muscles ( Swain et al. 2015) further studies are needed to determine if this genus corresponds to Terrazoanthus  .