Microsolena hemispherica Beauvais and Negus 1975 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Microsolenidae

Full reference: L. Beauvais and P. Negus. 1975. The Fairford coral beds. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 86:183-204

Belongs to Microsolena according to L. Beauvais and P. Negus 1975

Sister taxa: Microsolena agariciformis, Microsolena amorpha, Microsolena arishensis, Microsolena besairiei, Microsolena caesaris, Microsolena cavernosa, Microsolena corticata, Microsolena crassisepta, Microsolena delicatula, Microsolena exigua, Microsolena fascicularis, Microsolena foliosa, Microsolena formosa, Microsolena fromenteli, Microsolena guttata, Microsolena hassimguitaensis, Microsolena interjecta, Microsolena japonica, Microsolena julii, Microsolena kobyi, Microsolena kugleri, Microsolena loginovae, Microsolena major, Microsolena mosensis, Microsolena multisepta, Microsolena ornata, Microsolena parva, Microsolena piriformis, Microsolena plana, Microsolena porosa, Microsolena ramosa, Microsolena regularis, Microsolena sadeki, Microsolena sinuata, Microsolena stellata, Microsolena subexcavata, Microsolena subturbinata, Microsolena texana, Microsolena thurmanni, Microsolena tuberosa, Microsolena verdati, Microsolena yabei, Microsolena zangbeiensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Fairford Coral Bed, Gloucestershire, UK, which is in a Bathonian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the White Limestone Formation of the United Kingdom

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Fairford Coral Bed, Gloucestershire, UK

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