Porites carrizensis Vaughan 1917 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

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 Porites according to Vaughan 1917

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 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, Porites waylandi

Type specimen: Its type locality is USGS 7616 Barrett Canyon, 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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