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Mesomorpha

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae

Taxonomy
Mesomorpha was named by Pratz (1883) [Sepkoski's age data: Tr Ladi-u T Than-l Sepkoski's reference number: 796,837]. It is not extant. Its type is Porites mammillata.

It was assigned to Thamnasteriidae by Roniewicz (1976) and Beauvais (1986); to Scleractinia by Sepkoski (2002); and to Curtoseriidae by Baron-Szabo (2006).

Synonyms
Synonymy list
YearName and author
1877Stylomaeandra de Fromentel
1883Mesomorpha Pratz
1911Ahrdorffia Trauth
1956Ahrdorffia Wells
1976Mesomorpha Roniewicz
1986Mesomorpha Beauvais
2002Stylomaeandra Morycowa and Marcopoulou-Diacantoni p. 58
2002Ahrdorffia Sepkoski, Jr.
2002Mesomorpha Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Mesomorpha Baron-Szabo p. 66

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
phylumCnidariaHatschek 1888
classAnthozoaEhrenberg 1834
subclassZoanthariade Blainville 1830
RankNameAuthor
orderScleractiniaBourne 1900
suborderAstraeoinaAlloiteau 1952
familyCurtoseriidae
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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
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 Longobardian to the top of the Chattian or 242.00000 to 23.03000 Ma

Collections (67 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Longobardian242.0 - 235.0USA (Nevada) M. newpassensis (150772)
Late/Upper Pliensbachian189.6 - 183.0Morocco M. gracilis, M. pseudomammosa (33573)
Bathonian168.3 - 166.1Romania (Central Dobrogea) M. bussoni (38191)
Early/Lower Bathonian167.7 - 164.7France (Centre) M. pesudomammosa (85965)
Late/Upper Bathonian167.7 - 164.7United Kingdom (England) M. pseudomammosa (38159)
Callovian166.1 - 163.5Tunisia M. bussoni (36665)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3Switzerland M. dubia (85959)
Oxfordian - Kimmeridgian163.5 - 152.1Algeria M. magna (79372)
Middle Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7France M. sp. (11084 11085)
Kimmeridgian157.3 - 152.1Azerbaijan Microsolena dubia (78475)
Early/Lower Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Spain M. simionescui (34611 34624)
Early/Lower Kimmeridgian155.7 - 150.8Romania M. simionescui (35201)
Late/Upper Berriasian - Early/Lower Valanginian145.0 - 136.4Spain Thamnasteria lobata (69144)
Valanginian139.8 - 132.9Bulgaria (Pernik) M. simionescui (87079)
Valanginian139.8 - 132.9Hungary M. ornata (25151)
Early/Lower Hauterivian136.4 - 130.0France (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur) M. ornata (84811)
Hauterivian132.9 - 129.4Serbia and Montenegro M. sablensis (79217)
Hauterivian132.9 - 129.4Spain M. sp. (56707)
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Georgia M. punctata (67512)
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Bulgaria (Lovech) M. punctata (91677)
Early/Lower Barremian130.0 - 125.45Turkmenistan Thamnasteria punctata (78700 91684 91686)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45France M. ornata (64066) M. urgonensis (75576)
Late/Upper Barremian130.0 - 125.45France (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur) M. ornata (64072)
Late/Upper Barremian - Early/Lower Aptian130.0 - 122.46France M. ornata (64074)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Poland Ahrdorffia punctata (67122) Ahrdorffia punctata, Ahrdorffia excavata (67123)
Barremian129.4 - 125.0Azerbaijan Thamnasteria punctata (78699)
Barremian - Early/Lower Aptian129.4 - 122.46Serbia and Montenegro M. excavata (74793)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Romania M. ornata (69201)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Switzerland M. ornata (72040)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46France M. ornata (64069 64081 64083)
Early/Lower Aptian125.45 - 122.46Germany M. ornata (50421)
Aptian - Early/Lower Albian125.0 - 109.0Spain Ahrdorffia sp., Stylomaeandra sp. (74894)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Spain M. mammillata (132351 132379) M. vaughani (82691 82693)
Late/Upper Aptian122.46 - 112.03Uzbekistan M. pyanovskae (85420)
Late/Upper Aptian - Early/Lower Albian122.46 - 109.0Mexico (Sonora) M. ornata (35101)
Albian113.0 - 100.5Greece Stylomaeandra sp. (74811)
Early/Lower Albian112.03 - 109.0USA (Texas) Centrastrea vaughani (74764) M. excavata (84749)
Middle Albian109.0 - 105.3USA (Texas) Centrastrea vaughani (74763)
Cenomanian100.5 - 93.9Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen) M. excavata (94265)
Cenomanian - Santonian100.5 - 83.6Czech Republic M. chaetetoides (67562)
Early/Lower Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Germany (Sachsen) M. minima (74192)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Germany M. minima (74193)
Late/Upper Cenomanian99.6 - 93.5Czech Republic M. minima (34737 35138)
Early/Lower Turonian93.5 - 89.3Czech Republic M. minima (35144)
Late/Upper Turonian - Coniacian93.5 - 86.3Austria M. mammillata (27296)
Santonian86.3 - 83.6Spain M. mammillata (67610)
Campanian83.6 - 72.1Spain Thamnasteria hoffmeisteri (67084)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Spain M. sp. (68902)
Danian66.0 - 61.6Ukraine (Cherkaska) M. andrusovi (77069)
Paleocene66.0 - 56.0USA (Alabama) M. duncani (87802)
Selandian - Thanetian61.6 - 56.0Pakistan (Sind) M. balli (11289)
Thanetian59.2 - 56.0Slovenia M. sp. (79296)
Bartonian41.3 - 38.0Spain M. hemispherica, M. forojuliensis (34481)
Chattian28.1 - 23.03USA (Georgia) M. sp. (71115)