Latiastraea magna Sikharulidze 1985 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Full reference: G. Y. Sikharulidze. 1985. Geksakorally urgonskoy fatsii Dzirulskogo Massiva i ego cevernogo obramlyeniya [Hexacorals from the Urgonian facies of the Dzirul Massif and its northern frame]. Akademiya Nauk Gruzinskoy SSR, Geologicheskiy Institut imeni A I Dzhanelidze, Trudy 88:1-78

Belongs to Latiastraea according to G. Y. Sikharulidze 1985

See also Baron-Szabo 2009 and Kiessling 2014

Sister taxa: Latiastrea baumbergeri, Latiastrea bendukidzeae, Latiastrea foulassensis, Latiastrea gironensis, Latiastrea greppini, Latiastrea kaufmanni, Latiastrea magna, Latiastrea minima, Latiastrea mucronata, Latiastrea pakongensis, Latiastrea paronai, Latiastrea pjtkovi, Latiastrea valfinensis, Latiastrea variabilis, Latiastrea whitneyi

Type specimen: Its type locality is Mokhorotubani, Dzirul Massif, which is in a Hauterivian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in Georgia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Mokhorotubani, Dzirul Massif

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