Goniastrea insignis Duncan 1880 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combinations: Favites insignis, Prionastraea insignis

Synonyms: Latimeandra gajensis Duncan 1880, Latimeandra reussi Duncan 1880

Belongs to Goniastrea according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Baron-Szabo 2009 and Schuster 2002

Sister taxa: Goniastrea aloysiisabaudiae, Goniastrea australensis, Goniastrea canalis, Goniastrea capitata, Goniastrea cocchii, Goniastrea confertissima, Goniastrea crassisepta, Goniastrea curasavica, Goniastrea delemontana, Goniastrea edwardsi, Goniastrea favulus, Goniastrea grandiflora, Goniastrea longula, Goniastrea matanomadhensis, Goniastrea muralis, Goniastrea parvistella, Goniastrea parvula, Goniastrea pectinata, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea retiformis, Goniastrea stelligera, Goniastrea tenera

Type specimens:

  • Goniastrea insignis: Its type locality is Bhagathoro Hill, Sind, which is in a Priabonian shallow subtidal limestone/sandstone in Pakistan
  • Latimeandra gajensis: Its type locality is Magar Pir, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan, which is in a Burdigalian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/sandstone in Pakistan.
  • Latimeandra reussi: Its type locality is Magar Pir, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan, which is in a Burdigalian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/sandstone in Pakistan.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Iran (1 collection), Somalia (1)

• Eocene of Pakistan (1)

• Cretaceous of Jamaica (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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