Tortoflabellum marwicki Squires 1962 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Meandrinidae

Full reference: D. F. Squires. 1962. Additional Cretaceous and Tertiary corals from New Zealand. Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Geology 1(9):133-150

Belongs to Tortoflabellum according to Squires 1962

Sister taxa: Tortoflabellum compressum, Tortoflabellum diacantoniae, Tortoflabellum elatum, Tortoflabellum flemingi, Plesiodiplocteniopsis acutangularis, Plesiodiplocteniopsis obtusangularis, Plesiodiplocteniopsis praeramificenta, Plesiodiplocteniopsis dichotoma, Diplocteniopsis curvicalix, Diplocteniopsis (Ondadiplocteniopsis), Diplocteniopsis (Diplocteniopsis)

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hokianga South Head, which is in an Altonian marine horizon in New Zealand

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of New Zealand (1 collection)

• Cretaceous of Jamaica (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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