Zuffardi-Comerci, 1932, p. 77
Somalica aenigmatica Parona and Zuffardi-Comerci, 1932: 77, pl. 3, figs. 4-6; Original Designation Parona and Zuffardi-Comerci, 1932: 77
Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Not Traced; Unknown
Type locality: Jurassic of Somalia.
Colonial, massive, cerioid. Gemmation intracalicinal-septal. Septa compact, finely dentate laterally. Columella absent. Endothecal dissepiments abundant, vesicular. Wall thick, pruvostastreoid (=formed by bent peripheral ends of septa).
Parona and Zuffardi-Comerci, 1932, described the taxon Somalica from the Jurassic of Somalia as incertae sedis but compared it with stromatoporoid genera. However, in having a cerioid appearance, compact, thick and pruvoastraeids septa, and numerous vesicular endothecal dissepiments, the illustrations and description strongly suggest that it represents a scleractinian coral of the rhipidogyrids (Baron-Szabo, 2002, p. 86).
- Subsaharan Africa; Late Jurassic
- Central Europe; Late Cretaceous
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The editor is: Rosemarie Baron-Szabo