Rectonychocella Canu & Bassler, 1917

Type species: Onychocella solida Nordgaard, 1907

This genus includes the species:

  1. Rectonychocella grandipora
  2. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Recent West Pacific Philippines WoRMS 469361
  3. Rectonychocella ovalis
  4. Canu & Bassler, 1929 Recent Indonesia Borneo WoRMS 469362
  5. Rectonychocella solida
  6. (Nordgaard, 1907) Recent Atlantic (deep-water) WoRMS 469363

The distinction between Smittipora and Rectonychocella is not clear: most authors consider them as synonyms. It is probably not possible to recognise this genus as distinct from Onychocella in fossil material. Until a complete revision is made, many species described as Rectonychocella are here referred to Smittipora.

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Edited by Phil Bock
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