Siderastrea mendenhalli Vaughan 1917 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Siderastreidae

Synonym: Siderastrea californica Vaughan 1917

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1917. The reef-coral fauna of Carrizo Creek, Imperial County, California, and its significance. United States Geological Survey Professional Paper 98-T:355-375

Belongs to Siderastrea according to Vaughan 1917

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 micrommata, Siderastrea miocenica, Siderastrea pliocenica, Siderastrea propitia, Siderastrea radians, Siderastrea savignyana, Siderastrea scotia, Siderastrea senecta, Siderastrea siderea, Siderastrea silecensis, Siderastrea splendida, Siderastrea stellata, Siderastrea tuckerae, Siderastrea vancouverensis, Siderastrea washingtonensis

Type specimens:

  • Siderastrea mendenhalli: Its type locality is Alverson Canyon, which is in a Pliocene perireef or subreef limestone/sandstone in the Imperial Formation of California
  • Siderastrea californica: Its type locality is Carrizo Creek, which is in a Pliocene perireef or subreef limestone/sandstone in the Imperial Formation of California.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Pliocene of United States (3: California collections)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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