Microphyllia densecostata Sikharulidze 1979 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Full reference: G. Y. Sikharulidze. 1979. Albskiye korally cela Tskhanari (Zapadnaya Grusiya) [Albian corals from Tskhanari (Western Georgia)]. Trudy Akademiya Nauk Gruzinskoy SSR, Geologicheskiy Institut imeni A. I. Dzhanelidze 63:1-49

Belongs to Microphyllia according to G. Y. Sikharulidze 1979

Sister taxa: Microphyllia acuta, Microphyllia astroides, Microphyllia bachmayeri, Microphyllia brevivallis, Microphyllia contorta, Microphyllia convergens, Microphyllia curtata, Microphyllia cylindrica, Microphyllia davidsoni, Microphyllia elevata, Microphyllia gagnebini, Microphyllia gemina, Microphyllia gracilis, Microphyllia jaspensis, Microphyllia kenyensis, Microphyllia labyrinthiformis, Microphyllia lineata, Microphyllia macropora, Microphyllia madagascariensis, Microphyllia maeandrinoides, Microphyllia mvitensis, Microphyllia pulchella, Microphyllia punctata, Microphyllia resanica, Microphyllia seriata, Microphyllia soemmeringii, Microphyllia sulcata, Microphyllia thurmanni, Microphyllia undans

Type specimen: Its type locality is Tskhanari, Caucasus, lower biostrome, which is in an Albian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in Georgia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1 collection), Georgia (1), Germany (1), Greece (1), Mexico (2)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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