Leptoseris portoricensis Vaughan 1919 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

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 Leptoseris according to Vaughan 1919

Sister taxa: Leptoseris alternans, Leptoseris amitoriensis, Leptoseris anguillensis, Leptoseris cucullata, Leptoseris delicatissima, Leptoseris dinarica, Leptoseris explanata, Leptoseris floriformis, Leptoseris gardineri, Leptoseris glabra, Leptoseris hawaiiensis, Leptoseris irregularis, Leptoseris lauensis, Leptoseris mycetoseroides, Leptoseris papyracea, Leptoseris phylloides, Leptoseris santaciliaensis, Leptoseris scabra, Leptoseris solida, Leptoseris speciosa, Leptoseris walli, Leptoseris yabei

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 microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Miocene of Jamaica (1 collection)

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

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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