Astrocoenia barranquinensis Wells 1944 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1944. Cretaceous, tertiary, and recent corals, a sponge, and an alga from Venezuela. Journal of Paleontology 18(5):429-447

Belongs to Astrocoenia according to J. W. Wells 1944

Sister taxa: Astrocoenia aegyptiaca, Astrocoenia aspera, Astrocoenia bistellata, Astrocoenia blanfordi, Astrocoenia budaensis, Astrocoenia calixtoensis, Astrocoenia dachiardii, Astrocoenia decaturensis, Astrocoenia dickersoni, Astrocoenia dixae, Astrocoenia excavata, Astrocoenia expansa, Astrocoenia gerthi, Astrocoenia gibbosa, Astrocoenia gregoryi, Astrocoenia guantanamensis, Astrocoenia hexactis, Astrocoenia idahoensis, Astrocoenia immersa, Astrocoenia incrustans, Astrocoenia jamaicaensis, Astrocoenia japonica, Astrocoenia jukesbrownei, Astrocoenia laminosa, Astrocoenia lobatorotundata, Astrocoenia meinzeri, Astrocoenia miocenica, Astrocoenia multigranosa, Astrocoenia nana, Astrocoenia nathani, Astrocoenia newtoni, Astrocoenia nidiformis, Astrocoenia nuevitasensis, Astrocoenia numisma, Astrocoenia oppelii, Astrocoenia palmata, Astrocoenia peruviana, Astrocoenia portoricensis, Astrocoenia rariseptata, Astrocoenia reussiana, Astrocoenia scyphoidea, Astrocoenia simplex, Astrocoenia somalica, Astrocoenia spongilla, Astrocoenia subreticulata, Astrocoenia tuberosa, Astrocoenia zitteli

Type specimen: Its type locality is Las Cinco Ceibas, which is in an Aptian/Albian perireef or subreef limestone in the Barranquin Formation of Venezuela

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Las Cinco Ceibas

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