Porites waylandi Foster 1986 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Synonym: Porites panamensis Vaughan 1919

Belongs to Porites according to Foster 1986

See also Flórez et al. 2018 and Frost and Langenheim 1974

Sister taxa: Porites amplectans, Porites anguillensis, Porites arenosa, Porites arnaudi, Porites astreoides, Porites australiensis, Porites baracoaensis, Porites belli, Porites bernardi, Porites branneri, Porites calabricae, Porites carrizensis, Porites chipolanum, Porites collegniana, Porites colonensis, Porites columnaris, Porites compressa, Porites convivatoris, Porites crustulum, Porites cylindrica, Porites deshayesiana, Porites divaricata, Porites diversiformis, Porites douvillei, Porites evermanni, Porites floridaeprima, Porites furcata, Porites gajensis, Porites hawaiiensis, Porites heronensis, Porites incrustans, Porites lanuginosa, Porites leptoclada, Porites lichen, Porites lobata, Porites lobatosepta, Porites lutea, Porites macdonaldi, Porites maigensis, Porites mancietensis, Porites matheroni, Porites minuta, Porites mordax, Porites multilamellata, Porites murrayensis, Porites nigrescens, Porites nodifera, Porites nummulitica, Porites oligocenica, Porites pachysepta, Porites panamensis, Porites porites, Porites portoricensis, Porites pusilla, Porites rus, Porites solida, Porites sverdrupi, Porites timorensis, Porites trinitatis, Porites undulata, Porites vindobonarum

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (4 collections)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (2), Costa Rica (1), the Dominican Republic (5)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (1), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

• Miocene of Anguilla (3), the Bahamas (1), Colombia (6), the Dominican Republic (12), Jamaica (2), Panama (26), Trinidad and Tobago (7), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Jamaica (1), Venezuela (2)

Total: 75 collections including 76 occurrences

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