Goniopora imperatoris Vaughan 1919 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

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 Goniopora according to Vaughan 1919

Sister taxa: Goniopora affinis, Goniopora aldrichi, Goniopora ameliana, Goniopora astraeoides, Goniopora aucillana, Goniopora ballistensis, Goniopora bieskidensis, Goniopora calhounensis, Goniopora cascadensis, Goniopora christianiaensis, Goniopora ciliatus, Goniopora columna, Goniopora daxitertia, Goniopora decaturensis, Goniopora djiboutiensis, Goniopora elegans, Goniopora globulosa, Goniopora granosa, Goniopora hilli, Goniopora jacobiana, Goniopora katzeri, Goniopora laurina, Goniopora lobata, Goniopora lubinensis, Goniopora matsoni, Goniopora micrantha, Goniopora microscopica, Goniopora microsiderea, Goniopora minor, Goniopora nodulosa, Goniopora norfolkensis, Goniopora octopartita, Goniopora palmensis, Goniopora panamensis, Goniopora planulata, Goniopora polyformis, Goniopora retifera, Goniopora reussiana, Goniopora rudis, Goniopora savignyi, Goniopora somaliensis, Goniopora stokesi, Goniopora stutchburyi, Goniopora tampaensis, Goniopora tenella, Goniopora tenuidens, Goniopora turonensis, Goniopora vaughani, Goniopora websteri

Type specimen: Its type locality is Vaughn Station 601 - Empire [Emperador Limestone], which is in an Aquitanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Culebra Formation of Panama

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Panama (1 collection)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of the Bahamas (1)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1)

• Miocene of Anguilla (5), the Bahamas (1), the Dominican Republic (7), Jamaica (2), Mexico (2), Panama (5), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (2)

• Paleocene of Slovenia (4)

• Cretaceous of Jamaica (4), the United Arab Emirates (1)

Total: 42 collections each including a single occurrence

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