Porites minuta Reuss 1868 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Poritidae

Alternative combination: Goniopora minuta

Full reference: A. E. Reuss. 1868. Paläontologische Studien über die älteren Tertiärschichten der Alpen, 1: Die fossilen Anthozoen der Schichten von Castelgomberto [Paleontological studies about the older Tertiary beds in the Alps, 1: The fossil Anthozoa from the Castelcomberto Formation]. Denkschriften der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 28:129-184

Belongs to Porites according to A. Marcopoulou-Diacantoni et al. 1996

See also Bosellini 1988 and Reuss 1868

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 carrizensis, 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 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 Monte Grumi, Castelgomberto, which is in a Rupelian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Castelgomberto Formation of Italy

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Oligocene of Greece (1 collection), Italy (2), Somalia (3)

Total: 6 collections each including a single occurrence

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