Thamnasteria abukumaensis Mori 1963 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Thamnasteriidae

Full reference: K. Mori. 1963. Geology and paleontology of the Jurassic Somanakamura Group, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The Science Reports of the Tohoku University, Geology 35(1):33-65

Belongs to Thamnasteria according to K. Kashiwagi et al. 2002

Sister taxa: Thamnasteria andranomarivensis, Thamnasteria aspera, Thamnasteria bevoayensis, Thamnasteria bonanomii, Thamnasteria communis, Thamnasteria concinna, Thamnasteria concinnaformis, Thamnasteria coquandi, Thamnasteria cotteaui, Thamnasteria defrancei, Thamnasteria dendroidea, Thamnasteria dumonti, Thamnasteria felixi, Thamnasteria globosa, Thamnasteria gracilis, Thamnasteria heterogenea, Thamnasteria hoffmeisteri, Thamnasteria huzimotoi, Thamnasteria imlayi, Thamnasteria iranensis, Thamnasteria jaccardi, Thamnasteria japonica, Thamnasteria jezoensis, Thamnasteria kobyi, Thamnasteria latistellata, Thamnasteria leptopetala, Thamnasteria lobata, Thamnasteria loryi, Thamnasteria lyelli, Thamnasteria maeandra, Thamnasteria mammosa, Thamnasteria matsushitai, Thamnasteria mettensis, Thamnasteria microconos, Thamnasteria miyakoensis, Thamnasteria moreana, Thamnasteria naumanni, Thamnasteria nicoleti, Thamnasteria ogawaensis, Thamnasteria patina, Thamnasteria pseudopaliformis, Thamnasteria racemosa, Thamnasteria rhaetica, Thamnasteria rumignyensis, Thamnasteria scita, Thamnasteria seriata, Thamnasteria settsassi, Thamnasteria sinuata, Thamnasteria sinuosa, Thamnasteria smithi, Thamnasteria tenuissima, Thamnasteria terquemi, Thamnasteria tokushimaensis, Thamnasteria tonantzinae, Thamnasteria torinosuensis, Thamnasteria yuraensis, Thamnastraea alpina, Thamnastraea plana

Type specimen: Its type locality is Koyamada, Soma area, which is in an Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian shallow subtidal grainstone/lime mudstone in the Nakanosawa Formation of Japan

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Jurassic to Cretaceous of Japan (2 collections)

• Jurassic of Japan (1)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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