Astrocoenia nana Reuss 1868 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae

Full reference: A. E. Reuss. 1868. Paläontologische Studien über die älteren Tertiärschichten der Alpen, 1: Die fossilen Anthozoen der Schichten von Castelgomberto [Paleontological studies about the older Tertiary beds in the Alps, 1: The fossil Anthozoa from the Castelcomberto Formation]. Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 28:129-184

Belongs to Astrocoenia according to Reuss 1868

Sister taxa: Astrocoenia aegyptiaca, Astrocoenia aspera, Astrocoenia barranquinensis, 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 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 Monte delle Carrioli, which is in a Rupelian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Castelgomberto Formation of Italy

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Greece (1 collection), Iran (1), Italy (1)

• Eocene of Japan (1)

• Paleocene of Pakistan (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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