Microsolena piriformis Beauvais 1972 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Microsolenidae

Full reference: L. Beauvais. 1972. Contribution a l'etude de la faune bathonienne dans la vallee de la Creuse (Indre): madreporaires [The Bathonian fauna in the Creuse Valley (Indre): corals]. Annales de Paleontologie, Invertebres 58(1):33-97

Belongs to Microsolena according to L. Beauvais 1972

Sister taxa: Microsolena agariciformis, Microsolena amorpha, Microsolena arishensis, Microsolena besairiei, Microsolena caesaris, Microsolena cavernosa, Microsolena corticata, Microsolena crassisepta, Microsolena delicatula, Microsolena exigua, Microsolena fascicularis, Microsolena foliosa, Microsolena formosa, Microsolena fromenteli, Microsolena guttata, Microsolena hassimguitaensis, Microsolena hemispherica, Microsolena interjecta, Microsolena japonica, Microsolena julii, Microsolena kobyi, Microsolena kugleri, Microsolena loginovae, Microsolena major, Microsolena mosensis, Microsolena multisepta, Microsolena ornata, Microsolena parva, Microsolena plana, Microsolena porosa, Microsolena ramosa, Microsolena regularis, Microsolena sadeki, Microsolena sinuata, Microsolena stellata, Microsolena subexcavata, Microsolena subturbinata, Microsolena texana, Microsolena thurmanni, Microsolena tuberosa, Microsolena verdati, Microsolena yabei, Microsolena zangbeiensis

Type specimen: MNHN-F-B47541 (Holotype). Its type locality is Saint-Gaultier, Creuse Valley, which is in a Bathonian perireef or subreef limestone in France.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Saint-Gaultier, Creuse Valley

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