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Parasimplastrea simplicitexta

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

Goniastrea simplicitexta was named by Umbgrove (1942). It is a 3D body fossil. Its type locality is Waisiu, Buton Island, which is in a Zanclean slope marl in the Sampolakosa Formation of Indonesia.

It was recombined as Parasimplastrea simplicitexta by Sheppard (1985).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1942Goniastrea simplicitexta Umbgrove
1985Parasimplastrea simplicitexta Sheppard

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phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderFaviinaVaughan and Wells 1943
superfamilyFaviicaeGregory 1900
familyFaviidaeGregory 1900
genusParasimplastreaSheppard 1985

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: aragonitef
Grouping: colonialsubo
Clonal: yessubo
Environment: marineo
Locomotion: stationaryf
Attached: yessubo
Life habit: low-level epifaunalf
Diet: photosymbioticf
Diet 2: microcarnivoref
Vision: blindc
Reproduction: alternatingo
Asexual: yeso
Dispersal: watero
Dispersal 2: planktonico
Created: 2009-10-10 08:25:59
Modified: 2009-12-16 11:54:53
Source: f = family, subo = suborder, o = order, c = class
References: Kiessling 2004, Kiessling 2008, Hendy et al. 2009

Age range: base of the Late/Upper Miocene to the top of the Early/Lower Pleistocene or 11.60800 to 0.78100 Ma

Collections (8 total)

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Miocene11.608 - 5.333Indonesia (Java) Goniastrea simplicitexta (45342)
Late/Upper Miocene - Pleistocene11.608 - 0.0117Indonesia (Sumba) Goniastrea simplicitexta (62857)
Early/Lower Pliocene5.333 - 3.6Indonesia (Java) Goniastrea simplicitexta (45343 45344)
Zanclean5.333 - 3.6Indonesia (Sulawesi Tenggara) Goniastrea simplicitexta (type locality: 109175)
Pliocene5.333 - 2.588Papua New Guinea Parasimplastrea simplicitexta (42736)
Late/Upper Pliocene3.6 - 2.588Indonesia Goniastrea simplicitexta (45339)
Early/Lower Pleistocene2.588 - 0.781Indonesia (South Sulawesi) Parasimplastrea simplicitexta (124880)