Siderastrea silecensis Vaughan 1919 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

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 Siderastrea according to T. W. Vaughan 1919

Sister taxa: Siderastrea adkinsi, 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 splendida, Siderastrea stellata, Siderastrea tuckerae, Siderastrea vancouverensis, Siderastrea washingtonensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS Loc3694 - Wakulla [Chattahoochee Fm], which is in a Miocene shallow subtidal limestone in the Chattahoochee Formation of Florida.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of United States (3: Florida collections)

• Oligocene to Miocene of United States (3: Florida)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Georgia)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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