Mesomorpha vaughani Wells 1932 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae

Alternative combinations: Centrastrea vaughani, Thamnasteria vaughani

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1932. Corals of the Trinity Group of the Comanchean of central Texas. Journal of Paleontology 6(3):225-256

Belongs to Mesomorpha according to S. Tomás et al. 2008

See also Baron-Szabo 2002

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Spring Branch-Cranes Mill region, Comal County, which is in an Albian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Glen Rose Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Spain (2 collections), United States (2: Texas)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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