Mesomorpha Pratz 1883 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae

Synonyms: Ahrdorffia Trauth 1911, Stylomaeandra de Fromentel 1877

Parent taxon: Curtoseriidae according to R. Baron-Szabo 2006

See also Baron-Szabo 2002, Beauvais 1986, Morycowa and Marcopoulou-Diacantoni 2002, Roniewicz 1976, Sepkoski 2002 and Wells 1956

Sister taxon: Curtoseris

Subtaxa: Mesomorpha andrusovi Mesomorpha bussoni Mesomorpha chaetetoides Mesomorpha dubia Mesomorpha duncani Mesomorpha excavata Mesomorpha magna Mesomorpha mammillata Mesomorpha minima Mesomorpha newpassensis Mesomorpha ornata Mesomorpha pesudomammosa Mesomorpha pseudomammosa Mesomorpha punctata Mesomorpha pyanovskae Mesomorpha simionescui Mesomorpha vaughani

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Type: Porites mammillata

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Oligocene of United States (1: Georgia collection)

• Eocene of Spain (1)

• Paleocene of Pakistan (1), Slovenia (1), Spain (1), Ukraine (1), United States (1: Alabama)

• Cretaceous of Austria (1), Azerbaijan (1), Bulgaria (2), the Czech Republic (4), France (8), Georgia (1), Germany (4), Hungary (1), Mexico (1), Poland (2), Romania (1), Serbia and Montenegro (2), Spain (8), Switzerland (1), Turkmenistan (3), United States (3: Texas), Uzbekistan (1)

• Jurassic of Algeria (1), Azerbaijan (1), France (3), Morocco (1), Romania (2), Spain (2), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1), the United Kingdom (1)

• Triassic of United States (1: Nevada)

Total: 65 collections including 67 occurrences

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