Preverastraea tocae Filkorn and Pantoja-Alor 2009 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Aulastraeoporidae

Full reference: H. F. Filkorn and J. Pantoja-Alor. 2009. Cretaceous corals from the Huetamo region, Michoacan and Guerrero, southwestern Mexico. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Geologia, Boletin 116:1-169

Belongs to Preverastraea according to H. F. Filkorn and J. Pantoja-Alor 2009

Sister taxa: Preverastraea chelussi, Preverastraea coatlicuae, Preverastraea comalensis, Preverastraea diplothecata, Preverastraea felixi, Preverastraea infundibuliformis, Preverastraea isseli, Preverastraea marinosi, Preverastraea multistella, Preverastraea paronai, Preverastraea robusta, Preverastraea roveretoi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Chumbitaro, MP 13, coral reef, which is in an Albian/Cenomanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Mal Paso Formation of Mexico

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Mexico (2 collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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