Latiastrea whitneyi Wells 1932 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Latomeandridae

Alternative combinations: Latiastraea whitneyi, Orbicella whitneyi

Full reference: J. W. Wells. 1932. Corals of the Trinity Group of the Comanchean of central Texas. Journal of Paleontology 6(3):225-256

Belongs to Latiastrea according to R. C. Baron-Szabo 2002

See also Wells 1932

Sister taxa: Latiastraea magna, Latiastrea baumbergeri, Latiastrea bendukidzeae, Latiastrea foulassensis, Latiastrea gironensis, Latiastrea greppini, Latiastrea kaufmanni, Latiastrea magna, Latiastrea minima, Latiastrea mucronata, Latiastrea pakongensis, Latiastrea paronai, Latiastrea pjtkovi, Latiastrea valfinensis, Latiastrea variabilis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Spring Branch-Cranes Mill region, Comal County, which is in an Albian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Glen Rose Formation of Texas

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Cretaceous of Georgia (1 collection), United States (2: Texas)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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