Ovalastrea fredericksburgensis Wells 1933 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Alternative combination: Favoidioseris fredericksburgensis

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1933. Corals of the Cretaceous of the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plains and Western Interior of the United States. Bulletins of American Paleontology 18(67):85-288

Belongs to Ovalastrea according to S. D. Cairns 1991

See also Wells 1933

Sister taxa: Ovalastraea cesaredensis, Ovalastraea heckeri, Ovalastrea bihinensis, Ovalastrea caryophylloides, Ovalastrea collignoni, Ovalastrea crassa, Ovalastrea cretacea, Ovalastrea dubia, Ovalastrea lobata, Ovalastrea michelini, Ovalastrea pecosensis, Ovalastrea plicata, Ovalastrea polygonalis, Ovalastrea proeminens, Ovalastrea pseudolorioli, Ovalastrea recki, Ovalastrea regularis, Ovalastrea tenuistriata, Ovalastrea urgonica

Type specimen: Its type locality is Santa Fe railroad quarry, Belton, which is in an Albian carbonate limestone in the Comanche Peak Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of United States (2: Texas collections)

Total: 2 collections each including a single occurrence

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