Clausastrea eliasovae Ricci et al. 2018 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Full reference: C. Ricci, B. Lathuiliere, and G. Rusciadelli. 2018. Coral communities, zonation and paleoecology of an Upper Jurassic reef complex (Ellipsactinia Limestones, central Apennines, Italy). Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 124(3):433-508

Belongs to Clausastrea according to C. Ricci et al. 2018

Sister taxa: Clausastrea alloiteaui, Clausastrea alnisensis, Clausastrea arnaudi, Clausastrea bellomontensis, Clausastrea bohemoslovaka, Clausastrea bolzei, Clausastrea calloviensis, Clausastrea costata, Clausastrea daschkessanica, Clausastrea dubia, Clausastrea edwardsi, Clausastrea julistephanovi, Clausastrea korthensis, Clausastrea lamellostriata, Clausastrea magna, Clausastrea neuvicensis, Clausastrea parva, Clausastrea plana, Clausastrea pseudoconfluens, Clausastrea querolensis, Clausastrea radisensis, Clausastrea saltensis, Clausastrea superficialis, Clausastrea tesselata, Clausastrea tessellata, Clausastrea topalensis

Type specimen: Its type locality is Marsica region, Ellipsactinia Limestones, Corals and Chaetetids Unit, which is in a Tithonian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Ellipsactinia Limestones Formation of Italy

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution: found only at Marsica region, Ellipsactinia Limestones, Corals and Chaetetids Unit

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