Montastrea imperatoris Vaughan 1919 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montastraeidae

Alternative combination: Orbicella imperatoris

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1919. Fossil corals from central America, Cuba, and Porto Rico, with an account of the American Tertiary, Pleistocene, and Recent coral reefs. Smithsonian Institution Bulletin 103:189-524

Belongs to Montastrea according to Wells 1956

See also Vaughan 1919

Sister taxa: Montastraea cavernosa, Montastraea cylindrica, Montastraea faveolata, Montastrea alpina, Montastrea antilliana, Montastrea bachmayeri, Montastrea bainbridgensis, Montastrea brevis, Montastrea bumi, Montastrea canalis, Montastrea cavernosa, Montastrea colemani, Montastrea costata, Montastrea cribraria, Montastrea cubana, Montastrea cylindrica, Montastrea davisina, Montastrea edwardsensis, Montastrea endothecata, Montastrea eocenica, Montastrea exsculpta, Montastrea felixi, Montastrea gabbi, Montastrea inaequalis, Montastrea intermedia, Montastrea irradians, Montastrea katzeri, Montastrea lauensis, Montastrea lepidoides, Montastrea lilli, Montastrea limbata, Montastrea linggapadangensis, Montastrea lyonsi, Montastrea nancyi, Montastrea nodosa, Montastrea orbitoides, Montastrea pecosensis, Montastrea pediculata, Montastrea peninsularis, Montastrea pomeli, Montastrea prima, Montastrea roemeriana, Montastrea rotunda, Montastrea rudis, Montastrea schuberti, Montastrea schweinfurthi, Montastrea tabulata, Montastrea tampaensis, Montastrea tchihatcheffi, Montastrea texana, Montastrea trinitatis, Montastrea valenciennesii

Type specimen: Its type locality is Vaughn Station 601 - Empire [Emperador Limestone], which is in an Aquitanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Culebra Formation of Panama

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Miocene of Anguilla (4 collections), Colombia (1), Cuba (1), Panama (19), Venezuela (2)

• Oligocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 28 collections each including a single occurrence

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