Astreopora antiguensis Vaughan 1919 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Acroporidae

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 Astreopora according to T. W. Vaughan 1919

Sister taxa: Astreopora annulata, Astreopora auvertiaca, Astreopora compressa, Astreopora decaphylla, Astreopora densata, Astreopora digitata, Astreopora dubiosa, Astreopora duwamishensis, Astreopora ehrenbergi, Astreopora esperanzae, Astreopora expansa, Astreopora gatuncilloensis, Astreopora goethalsi, Astreopora gracilis, Astreopora hemisphaerica, Astreopora hexaphylla, Astreopora hochstetteri, Astreopora leightoni, Astreopora listeri, Astreopora meneghiniana, Astreopora microcalix, Astreopora minima, Astreopora moretonensis, Astreopora mostarensis, Astreopora myriophthalma, Astreopora occidentalis, Astreopora portoricensis, Astreopora profunda, Astreopora rutteni, Astreopora sanjuanensis, Astreopora schedakena, Astreopora sphaeroidalis, Astreopora spinulosum, Astreopora stellaris, Astreopora subcylindrica, Astreopora tecta, Astreopora wallaceae, Astreopora walli

Type specimen: Its type locality is Willoughby Bay, which is in a Chattian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Antigua Formation of Antigua and Barbuda

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Antigua and Barbuda (1 collection), the Dominican Republic (1), Jamaica (1), Panama (1), United States (1: Georgia)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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