Goniastrea tenera Traub 1938 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Full reference: F. Traub. 1938. Geologische und paläontologische Bearbeitung der Kreide und des Tertiärs im östlichen Rupertiwinkel, nördlich von Salzburg [Geological and paleontological work on the Cretaceous and Tertiary of the eastern Ruperti region, north of Salzburg]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 88:1-107

Belongs to Goniastrea according to Traub 1938

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 insignis, Goniastrea longula, Goniastrea matanomadhensis, Goniastrea muralis, Goniastrea parvistella, Goniastrea parvula, Goniastrea pectinata, Goniastrea peresi, Goniastrea retiformis, Goniastrea stelligera

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mt. Haunsberg, which is in a Paleocene coastal sandstone/marl in the Oiching Formation of Austria.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Austria (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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