Plesiastrea costata Duncan 1880 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Belongs to Plesiastrea according to Duncan 1880

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

Type specimen: Its type locality is Magar Pir, Karachi, Sind, Pakistan, which is in a Burdigalian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/sandstone in Pakistan

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Iran (1 collection), Pakistan (1)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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