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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Rugosa
Order: Stauriida
Family: Lithostrotionidae
Genus: Lithostrotion
Fleming, 1828

Lithostrotion is a genus of rugose coral which is commonly found as a fossil within Carboniferous Limestone. Lithostrotion is a member of the Lithostrotionidae family within the order Stauriida, class Rugosa in the Cnidaria phylum.[1] The genus Lithostrotion, a common and readily recognised group of fossils, became extinct by the end of the Palaeozoic era.[2]


Amongst the various species of the Lower Carboniferous coral family Lithostrotionidae recorded in Britain are the following: