Koby, 1904, p.21

Type Species

Placogyra felixi Koby , p.22, pl. 3 fig. 5; Monotypy

Type Specimen: Lectotype; 61; Not Traced; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: Upper Jurassic, Upper Oxfordian (Bimammatum zone), Couches de Montejunto of Pragança scarp (Portugal)

The lectotype (erroneously called holotype), n°61 of the geological Service Lisboa, coll. Choffat, was figured and redescribed in Beauvais 1970, p. 1121. Additional informations about the genus are in Eliasova 1973.



Massive meandroid corallum with corallites in series produced by intratentacular increase or isolated corallites. Externally covered by a granulated tectura. Highly variable collines: tectiform, tholiform or depressed. If present, the peritheca is narrow. Radial elements are compact, free, straight, bicuneiform costosepta. They are alternately thick and thin. Inner edge of primary septa with T-form enlargements, tertiary septa attenuated. Apophysal septa and lonsdaleoid septa exist. No palis. Rhipidogyrid microstructure. Strong bilateral symmetry. Endotheca present. Columella lamellar, synapticulae absent but tigella possibly present in depth between primary septa and the columella. Wall probably septoparathecal and thickened in stereozone.


Very close of Psammogyra, which has a smooth wide peritheca. Placogyra has also shorter series.


Two nominal species known in Jurassic and one in Cretaceous.


  • Southern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe; Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous

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Original figure of Placogyra felixi type species of the genus
Original figure of Placogyra felixi type species of the genus