Actinastrea actinastrae Turnsek and Mihajlovic 1981 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Actinastreidae

Alternative combination: Heliocoenia actinastrae

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 Actinastrea according to R. C. Baron-Szabo and T. Steuber 1996

See also Turnsek and Mihajlovic 1981

Sister taxa: Actinastraea minima, Actinastraea pyrenaica, Actinastrea aequibernensis, Actinastrea asteriscus, Actinastrea bastidensis, Actinastrea benaixensis, Actinastrea besairiei, Actinastrea cavernata, Actinastrea crassoramosa, Actinastrea cribellum, Actinastrea elongata, Actinastrea engolismensis, Actinastrea exigua, Actinastrea fromenteli, Actinastrea furcata, Actinastrea geminata, Actinastrea gibbosa, Actinastrea goldfussi, Actinastrea guadalupae, Actinastrea hexacnema, Actinastrea hexamera, Actinastrea hexaphylla, Actinastrea hourcqi, Actinastrea inrasa, Actinastrea lacvivieri, Actinastrea matheyi, Actinastrea octolamellosa, Actinastrea parasitica, Actinastrea pedunculata, Actinastrea pentagonalis, Actinastrea piveteaui, Actinastrea plana, Actinastrea pseudominima, Actinastrea ramosa, Actinastrea regularis, Actinastrea sakalavensis, Actinastrea subdecaphylla, Actinastrea trochiformis, Actinastrea urgonensis, Enallocoenia callomoni

Type specimen: Its type locality is Zljebine Creek near Donja Kamenica, which is in a Barremian/Aptian perireef or subreef limestone in Serbia and Montenegro

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Bulgaria (1 collection), Germany (2), Greece (1), Serbia and Montenegro (3)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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