Siderastrea adkinsi Wells 1934 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Alternative combination: Synastrea adkinsi

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1934. Some fossil corals from the West Indies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 83(2975):71-110

Belongs to Siderastrea according to A. Schafhauser et al. 2003

See also Baron-Szabo 2008

Sister taxa: Siderastrea banksi, Siderastrea bertrandiana, Siderastrea clarki, Siderastrea columnaris, Siderastrea conferta, Siderastrea crenulata, Siderastrea dalli, Siderastrea dubiosa, Siderastrea froehlichiana, Siderastrea hillsboroensis, Siderastrea italica, Siderastrea mendenhalli, Siderastrea micrommata, Siderastrea miocenica, Siderastrea pliocenica, Siderastrea propitia, Siderastrea radians, Siderastrea savignyana, Siderastrea scotia, Siderastrea senecta, Siderastrea siderea, Siderastrea silecensis, Siderastrea splendida, Siderastrea stellata, Siderastrea tuckerae, Siderastrea vancouverensis, Siderastrea washingtonensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Catadupa, "Catadupa Beds", which is in a Campanian/Maastrichtian shallow subtidal limestone in the "Catadupa Beds" Formation of Jamaica

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Paleocene of Argentina (1 collection), Puerto Rico (1)

• Cretaceous of Jamaica (7), Mexico (2)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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