Actinacis barretti Wells 1934 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Actinacididae

Synonyms: Actinacis caribiensis Frost and Langenheim, Jr. 1974, Goniopora copoyensis Frost and Langenheim, Jr. 1974

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1934. Some fossil corals from the West Indies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 83(2975):71-110

Belongs to Actinacis according to J. W. Wells 1934

See also Baron-Szabo 2008 and Frost and Langenheim 1974

Sister taxa: Actinacis alabamensis, Actinacis cognata, Actinacis elegans, Actinacis haueri, Actinacis magna, Actinacis martiniana, Actinacis miyakoensis, Actinacis parvulina, Actinacis phineus, Actinacis remesi, Actinacis reussi, Actinacis rollei, Actinacis sawkinsi, Actinacis valverdensis

Type specimens:

  • Actinacis barretti: Its type locality is Cambridge [Yellow Limestone Gp], which is in a Lutetian shallow subtidal limestone in Jamaica
  • Actinacis caribiensis: Its type locality is Copoya TM-1, which is in a Lutetian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the San Juan Formation of Mexico.
  • Goniopora copoyensis: Its type locality is Copoya TM-1, which is in a Lutetian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the San Juan Formation of Mexico.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Jamaica (1 collection)

• Oligocene of Jamaica (1), Mexico (1)

• Eocene of Jamaica (1), Mexico (2)

• Paleocene of Italy (1), Puerto Rico (1), United States (1: Alabama)

Total: 9 collections each including a single occurrence

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