Oppenheim, 1930, p. 65

Type Species

Parastraea grandiflora Reuss, 1854: 120; Subsequent Designation Oppenheim, 1930: 65

Type Specimen: Syntype; NHMW 1864/VII/1385; Verified; Unknown

Type Locality: Turonian-Campanian (probably Santonian) of Austria (Gosau Group)

The syntypes of the type species are housed at NHMW (Vienna) under 1864/00040/1395 and 1864/VII/1385.



Colonial, massive, plocoid to subcerioid. Gemmation extracalicinal. Corallites separated by a vermiculate coenosteum. Costae short. Costosepta compact to subcompact, nonconfluent, granulated laterally. Anastomosis present. Columella trabecular. Synapticulae abundant. Endothecal dissepiments vesicular, sparse. Wall synapticulothecal to parathecal, incomplete.


See also discussion under Remarks of Parastraea Felix.


  • Southern Europe; Early Cretaceous - Late Cretaceous
  • Central Europe; Late Cretaceous
  • Eastern Europe; Late Cretaceous
Late Cretaceous: Georgia (Caucasus), UAE.

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Pseudofavia grandiflora (Reuss, 1854), syntype (left) and topotype