Dendraraea mammelonata Turnsek and Mihajlovic 1981 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Microsolenidae

Alternative combination: Thamnarea mammelonata

Synonym: Brachyseris minusculus Eliasova 1994

Full reference: D. Turnsek and M. Mihajlovic. 1981. Lower Cretaceous cnidarians from eastern Serbia. Razprave, Slovenska Akademija Znanosti in Umetnosti, IV Razred za Prirodoslovne Vede 23(1):1-54

Belongs to Dendraraea according to R. Baron-Szabo 2009

See also Baron-Szabo 2003 and Eliasova 1994

Sister taxa: Dendraraea anzoateguensis, Dendraraea dendroidea, Dendraraea excelsa, Dendraraea pauciradiata, Dendraraea racemosa, Dendrarea arborescens, Dendrarea pulchella

Type specimens:

  • Dendraraea mammelonata: Its type locality is Zljebine Creek near Donja Kamenica, which is in a Barremian/Aptian perireef or subreef limestone in Serbia and Montenegro
  • Brachyseris minusculus: Its type locality is Korycany, Czechia, which is in a Cenomanian reef, buildup or bioherm rudstone in the Korycany Formation of the Czech Republic.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Mexico (2 collections), Serbia and Montenegro (1), Ukraine (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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