Astrocoenia somalica Thomas 1935 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae

Full reference: H. D. Thomas. 1935. Jurassic corals and Hydrozoa, together with a re-description of Astraea caryophylloides Goldfuss. The Mesozoic Palaeontology of British Somaliland, Geology and Palaeontology of British Somaliland, II 23-39

Belongs to Astrocoenia according to H. D. Thomas 1935

Sister taxa: Astrocoenia aegyptiaca, Astrocoenia aspera, Astrocoenia barranquinensis, Astrocoenia bistellata, Astrocoenia blanfordi, Astrocoenia budaensis, Astrocoenia calixtoensis, Astrocoenia dachiardii, Astrocoenia decaturensis, Astrocoenia dickersoni, Astrocoenia dixae, Astrocoenia excavata, Astrocoenia expansa, Astrocoenia gerthi, Astrocoenia gibbosa, Astrocoenia gregoryi, Astrocoenia guantanamensis, Astrocoenia hexactis, Astrocoenia idahoensis, Astrocoenia immersa, Astrocoenia incrustans, Astrocoenia jamaicaensis, Astrocoenia japonica, Astrocoenia jukesbrownei, Astrocoenia laminosa, Astrocoenia lobatorotundata, Astrocoenia meinzeri, Astrocoenia miocenica, Astrocoenia multigranosa, Astrocoenia nana, Astrocoenia nathani, Astrocoenia newtoni, Astrocoenia nidiformis, Astrocoenia nuevitasensis, Astrocoenia numisma, Astrocoenia oppelii, Astrocoenia palmata, Astrocoenia peruviana, Astrocoenia portoricensis, Astrocoenia rariseptata, Astrocoenia reussiana, Astrocoenia scyphoidea, Astrocoenia simplex, Astrocoenia spongilla, Astrocoenia subreticulata, Astrocoenia tuberosa, Astrocoenia zitteli

Type specimen: Its type locality is Bihendula, which is in a Callovian/Oxfordian shallow subtidal limestone in the Bihen Limestone Formation of Somalia

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Bihendula

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