Plesiastrea fungiformis Kühn 1933 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Full reference: O. Kühn. 1933. Das Becken von Isfahan-Saidabad und seine altmiocäne Korallenfauna [The Isfahan-Saidabad Basin and its Miocene coral fauna]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 79:143-221

Belongs to Plesiastrea according to O. Kühn 1933

Sister taxa: Plesiastrea costata, Plesiastrea grayi, Plesiastrea incerta, Plesiastrea microcalyx, Plesiastrea moravica, Plesiastrea sulcatilamellosa, Plesiastrea versipora

Type specimen: Its type locality is Kahn-i-Shahr, which is in a Burdigalian perireef or subreef limestone in the Saidabad Coral Limestone Formation of Iran

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Iran (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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