Astrocoenia portoricensis Vaughan 1919 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae

Alternative combination: Actinastrea portoricensis

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1919. Fossil corals from central America, Cuba, and Porto Rico, with an account of the American Tertiary, Pleistocene, and Recent coral reefs. Smithsonian Institution Bulletin 103:189-524

Belongs to Astrocoenia according to Vaughan 1919

See also Jung 1971

Sister taxa: Astrocoenia aegyptiaca, Astrocoenia aspera, Astrocoenia barranquinensis, Astrocoenia bistellata, Astrocoenia blanfordi, Astrocoenia budaensis, Astrocoenia calixtoensis, Astrocoenia dachiardii, Astrocoenia decaturensis, Astrocoenia dickersoni, Astrocoenia dixae, Astrocoenia excavata, Astrocoenia expansa, Astrocoenia gerthi, Astrocoenia gibbosa, Astrocoenia gregoryi, Astrocoenia guantanamensis, Astrocoenia hexactis, Astrocoenia idahoensis, Astrocoenia immersa, Astrocoenia incrustans, Astrocoenia jamaicaensis, Astrocoenia japonica, Astrocoenia jukesbrownei, Astrocoenia laminosa, Astrocoenia lobatorotundata, Astrocoenia meinzeri, Astrocoenia miocenica, Astrocoenia multigranosa, Astrocoenia nana, Astrocoenia nathani, Astrocoenia newtoni, Astrocoenia nidiformis, Astrocoenia nuevitasensis, Astrocoenia numisma, Astrocoenia oppelii, Astrocoenia palmata, Astrocoenia peruviana, Astrocoenia rariseptata, Astrocoenia reussiana, Astrocoenia scyphoidea, Astrocoenia simplex, Astrocoenia somalica, Astrocoenia spongilla, Astrocoenia subreticulata, Astrocoenia tuberosa, Astrocoenia zitteli

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 3191, Lares, which is in a Chattian perireef or subreef limestone in the Pepino Formation of Puerto Rico

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of Grenada (1 collection), Jamaica (1), Panama (1)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (1), Puerto Rico (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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