Mesomorpha ornata Morycowa 1971 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae

Full reference: E. Morycowa. 1971. Hexacorallia et Octocorallia du Cretace Inferieur de Rarau (Carpathes Orientales Roumaines) [Early Cretaceous hexacorals and octocorals from Rarau (Eastern Carpathians, Romania)]. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 16(1-2):3-149

Belongs to Mesomorpha according to E. Morycowa 1971

Sister taxa: Mesomorpha andrusovi, Mesomorpha bussoni, Mesomorpha chaetetoides, Mesomorpha dubia, Mesomorpha duncani, Mesomorpha excavata, Mesomorpha magna, Mesomorpha mammillata, Mesomorpha minima, Mesomorpha newpassensis, Mesomorpha pesudomammosa, Mesomorpha pseudomammosa, Mesomorpha punctata, Mesomorpha pyanovskae, Mesomorpha simionescui, Mesomorpha vaughani

Type specimen: Its type locality is Valea Izvorul Alb, Rarau area, NE Romania, which is in an Aptian shallow subtidal marl in Romania

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic


• Cretaceous of France (7 collections), Germany (1), Hungary (1), Mexico (1), Romania (1), Spain (1), Switzerland (1)

Total: 13 collections each including a single occurrence

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