Heliastrea nerthensis Chevalier 1961 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Heliastraeidae

Full reference: J. P. Chevalier. 1961. Recherches sur les Madreporaires et les formations recifales Miocenes de la Mediterranee occidentale [Miocene corals and reefs from the western Mediterranean]. Memoires de la Societe geologique de France 93:1-562

Belongs to Heliastrea according to J. P. Chevalier 1961

Sister taxa: Heliastraea defrancei, Heliastraea hilarionensis, Heliastrea (Athecastraea), Heliastrea autignacensis, Heliastrea boueana, Heliastrea carnegiei, Heliastrea deformis, Heliastrea defrancei, Heliastrea delicata, Heliastrea farquharsoni, Heliastrea grandis, Heliastrea irregularis, Heliastrea laticosta, Heliastrea lusitaniae, Heliastrea mellahica, Heliastrea oligophylla, Heliastrea parva, Heliastrea pelouaensis, Heliastrea saubriguensis, Heliastrea saucatsensis, Heliastrea solenastroides, Heliastrea taurinensis, Heliastrea virga

Type specimen: Its type locality is Chainon de La Nerthe, Bouches-du-Rhone, which is in an Aquitanian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone/marl in France

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Miocene of France (3 collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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