Microsolena besairiei Alloiteau 1958 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Microsolenidae

Full reference: J. Alloiteau. 1958. Monographie des madreporaires fossiles de Madagascar [Monograph of fossil corals from Madagascar]. Annales Geologiques de Madagascar 25:1-218

Belongs to Microsolena according to J. Alloiteau 1958

Sister taxa: Microsolena agariciformis, Microsolena amorpha, Microsolena arishensis, 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 piriformis, 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: Its type locality is Ankotrofotsy-Masiadolo, which is in a Coniacian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in Madagascar

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Ankotrofotsy-Masiadolo

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