Microsolena hassimguitaensis Beauvais and Nouiouat 1993 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Microsolenidae

Full reference: L. Beauvais and S. Nouiouat. 1993. Une nouvelle faune de coralliaire jurassiques dans l'Atlas sahariens d'Algerie [A new Jurassic coral fauna from the Saharan Atlas of Algeria]. Geobios 26(3):291-318

Belongs to Microsolena according to L. Beauvais and S. Nouiouat 1993

Sister taxa: Microsolena agariciformis, Microsolena amorpha, Microsolena arishensis, Microsolena besairiei, Microsolena caesaris, Microsolena cavernosa, Microsolena corticata, Microsolena crassisepta, Microsolena delicatula, Microsolena exigua, Microsolena fascicularis, Microsolena foliosa, Microsolena formosa, Microsolena fromenteli, Microsolena guttata, Microsolena hemispherica, Microsolena interjecta, Microsolena japonica, Microsolena julii, Microsolena kobyi, Microsolena kugleri, Microsolena loginovae, Microsolena major, Microsolena mosensis, Microsolena multisepta, Microsolena ornata, Microsolena parva, Microsolena piriformis, Microsolena plana, Microsolena porosa, Microsolena ramosa, Microsolena regularis, Microsolena sadeki, Microsolena sinuata, Microsolena stellata, Microsolena subexcavata, Microsolena subturbinata, Microsolena texana, Microsolena thurmanni, Microsolena tuberosa, Microsolena verdati, Microsolena yabei, Microsolena zangbeiensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hassi Mguita, Ouled Nails Mountains, Unit R IV, which is in an Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian perireef or subreef limestone in Algeria

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic of Algeria (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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