Porites baracoaensis Vaughan 1919 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Synonym: Porites toulai Vaughan 1919

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 Porites according to Vaughan 1919

See also Foster 1986 and Vaughan 1919

Sister taxa: Porites amplectans, Porites anguillensis, Porites arenosa, Porites arnaudi, Porites astreoides, Porites australiensis, Porites belli, Porites bernardi, Porites branneri, Porites calabricae, Porites carrizensis, Porites chipolanum, Porites collegniana, Porites colonensis, Porites columnaris, Porites compressa, Porites convivatoris, Porites crustulum, Porites cylindrica, Porites deshayesiana, Porites divaricata, Porites diversiformis, Porites douvillei, Porites evermanni, Porites floridaeprima, Porites furcata, Porites gajensis, Porites hawaiiensis, Porites heronensis, Porites incrustans, Porites lanuginosa, Porites leptoclada, Porites lichen, Porites lobata, Porites lobatosepta, Porites lutea, Porites macdonaldi, Porites maigensis, Porites mancietensis, Porites matheroni, Porites minuta, Porites mordax, Porites multilamellata, Porites murrayensis, Porites nigrescens, Porites nodifera, Porites nummulitica, Porites oligocenica, Porites pachysepta, Porites panamensis, Porites panamensis, Porites porites, Porites portoricensis, Porites pusilla, Porites rus, Porites solida, Porites sverdrupi, Porites timorensis, Porites trinitatis, Porites undulata, Porites vindobonarum, Porites waylandi

Type specimens:

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (2 collections), Panama (4)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (5), Costa Rica (13), Cuba (2), the Dominican Republic (15), Jamaica (2), the Netherlands Antilles (8)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (4), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Miocene of Anguilla (3), the Bahamas (1), Colombia (1), the Dominican Republic (14), Fiji (1), Jamaica (1), Mexico (3), the Netherlands Antilles (1), Panama (13), Trinidad and Tobago (3), Venezuela (1)

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

Total: 100 collections each including a single occurrence

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