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Mesomorpha ornata

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae

Mesomorpha ornata was named by Morycowa (1971). It is not extant. Its type locality is Valea Izvorul Alb, Rarau area, NE Romania, which is in an Aptian shallow subtidal marl in Romania.

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1971Mesomorpha ornata Morycowa

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderAstraeoinaAlloiteau 1952
genusMesomorphaPratz 1883

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.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Composition: aragoniteo
Grouping: colonialo
Clonal: yeso
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryo
Attached: yeso
Life habit: intermediate-level epifaunalo
Diet: microcarnivoreo
Diet 2: photosymbiotico
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2004-02-27 16:54:46
Modified: 2009-10-09 15:38:42
Source: o = order, c = class
Reference: Kiessling 2004

Age range: base of the Valanginian to the top of the Early/Lower Albian or 139.80000 to 109.00000 Ma

Collections (13 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Berriasian - Early/Lower Valanginian145.0 - 136.4Spain Thamnasteria lobata (69144)
Valanginian139.8 - 132.9Hungary Mesomorpha ornata (25151)
Early/Lower Hauterivian136.4 - 130.0France (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur) Mesomorpha ornata (84811)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45France (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur) Mesomorpha ornata (64072)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45France Mesomorpha ornata (64066)
Late/Upper Barremian - Early/Lower Aptian130.0 - 122.46France Mesomorpha ornata (64074)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46France Mesomorpha ornata (64069 64081 64083)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Romania Mesomorpha ornata (type locality: 69201)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Germany Mesomorpha ornata (50421)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Switzerland Mesomorpha ornata (72040)
Late/Upper Aptian - Early/Lower Albian122.46 - 109.0Mexico (Sonora) Mesomorpha ornata (35101)