Stephanocoenia duncani Foster 1987 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Astrocoeniidae

Full reference: A. B. Foster. 1987. Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic, 4. The genus Stephanocoenia (Anthozoa, Scleractinia, Astrocoeniidae). Bulletins of American Paleontology 93:5-22

Belongs to Stephanocoenia according to A. B. Foster 1987

Sister taxa: Stephanocoenia antiquus, Stephanocoenia intersepta, Stephanocoenia peruviana, Stephanocoenia spongiformis, Stephanocoenia storrsi, Stephanocoenia tricoronata

Type specimen: Its type locality is NMB Loc16817 - Río Cano [Gurabo Fm], which is in a Zanclean reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Gurabo Formation of the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Costa Rica (43 collections), Panama (5)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Costa Rica (5)

• Pliocene of the Bahamas (1), Costa Rica (3), the Dominican Republic (5), Jamaica (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (2)

• Miocene of Anguilla (2), the Dominican Republic (5), Panama (4), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Venezuela (1)

Total: 78 collections each including a single occurrence

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