Oculina sarasotana Weisbord 1971 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Oculinidae

Full reference: N. E. Weisbord. 1971. Corals from the Chipola and Jackson Bluff Formations of Florida. Geological Bulletin State of Florida Department of Natural Resources Division of Interior Resources Bureau of Geology 53:1-105

Belongs to Oculina according to Weisbord 1971

Sister taxa: Oculina alabamensis, Oculina aldrichi, Oculina becki, Oculina conferta, Oculina diffusa, Oculina harrisi, Oculina hobleyi, Oculina nefrens, Oculina oamaruensis, Oculina olssoni, Oculina osiris, Oculina parvistella, Oculina peruviana, Oculina robusta, Oculina singleyi, Oculina smithi, Oculina umbellata, Oculina valenciennesi, Oculina varicosa, Oculina virgosa, Oculina wagneriana

Type specimen: Its type locality is Warren Brothers Pit, Sarasota, which is in a Pliocene reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/sandstone in the Tamiami Formation of Florida

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of United States (1: Florida collection)

• Pliocene of United States (3: Florida)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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