Paraclausastrea pulchra Morycowa and Masse 1998 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Full reference: E. Morycowa and J. P. Masse. 1998. Les scléractiniaires du Barrémien-Aptien inférieur de Provence (SE de la France) [The Barremian-Early Aptian Scleractinia from Provence (SE France)]. Géobios 31(6):725-766

Belongs to Paraclausastrea according to Morycowa and Masse 1998

Sister taxa: Paraclausastrea chevalieri, Paraclausastrea grandidentata, Paraclausastrea kaufmanni, Paraclausastrea valclusensis, Paraclausastrea vorarlbergensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Les Renguieres, Monieux, Massif de Vaucluse, Provence, which is in a Barremian/Aptian marine limestone in France

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder


• Cretaceous of France (2 collections), Iran (2)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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