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Clausastrea topalensis

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Montlivaltiidae

Taxonomy
Clausastrea topalensis was named by Roniewicz (1976). It is not a trace fossil. Its type locality is Topalu 4, Dobrogea, Romania, which is in a Kimmeridgian reef, buildup or bioherm reef rocks in Romania.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1976Clausastrea topalensis Roniewicz

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
RankNameAuthor
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyMontlivaltiidaeDietrich 1926
genusClausastread'Orbigny 1850
speciestopalensis

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: aragonitesubo
Grouping: colonialf
Clonal: yesf
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationarysubo
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: suspension feederf
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2008-02-05 11:59:19
Modified: 2008-02-05 13:59:19
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008

Age range: base of the Early/Lower Kimmeridgian to the top of the Late/Upper Tithonian or 155.70000 to 145.00000 Ma

Collections (3 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Early/Lower Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Romania Clausastrea topalensis (type locality: 35201)
Early/Lower Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Italy Clausastrea topalensis (154046)
Late/Upper Tithonian150.8 - 145.0Czech Republic Clausastrea topalensis (36533)