Antillocyathus maoensis Vaughan and Hoffmeister 1925 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Alternative combination: Placocyathus maoensis

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan and J. E. Hoffmeister. 1925. New species of fossil corals from the Dominican Republic. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 67(8):315-326

Belongs to Antillocyathus according to Wells 1937

Sister taxa: Antillocyathus alatus, Antillocyathus cristatus, Antillocyathus gracilis, Antillocyathus trinitatis

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 7785 Rio Mao, which is in a Miocene coastal siliciclastic in the Cercado Formation of the Dominican Republic

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore


• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (11)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (14), Mexico (1)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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