Antillocyathus alatus Cairns and Wells 1987 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Caryophylliidae

Full reference: S. D. Cairns and J. W. Wells. 1987. Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic, 5. The suborders Caryophylliina and Dendrophylliina (Anthozoa, Scleractinia). Bulletins of American Paleontology 93(328):23-43

Belongs to Antillocyathus according to S. D. Cairns and J. W. Wells 1987

Sister taxa: Antillocyathus cristatus, Antillocyathus gracilis, Antillocyathus maoensis, Antillocyathus trinitatis

Type specimen: Its type locality is NMB Loc15871 - Rio Gurabo [Gurabo Fm], which is in a Messinian perireef or subreef siliciclastic/limestone in the Rio Gurabo Formation of the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal microcarnivore


• Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (3 collections)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (7)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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