Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848, p. 492

Type Species

Meandrina gyrosa Lamarck, 1816, p. 247; Original Designation Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848: 492

Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Lost; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: unknown

Meandrina gyrosa was later synonymized with Madrepora natans Houttuyn (1772), see Wells (1936). The holotype of Meandrina gyrosa (Lamarck) is lost (A. Andouche, pers. comm. 2009)




  • Southern Europe; Late Cretaceous
  • Caribbean; Late Cretaceous
  • Western Europe; Eocene
  • Southern Europe; Eocene
  • Eastern Europe; Eocene
  • North America; Eocene
  • Central America; Eocene
  • Caribbean; Eocene
  • Western Europe; Oligocene
  • Southern Europe; Oligocene
  • North Africa; Oligocene
  • South Asia; Oligocene
  • Caribbean; Oligocene
  • South America; Oligocene
  • West Asia; Oligocene
  • Caribbean, Southeast Asia; Miocene - Pliocene
  • Western Europe; Miocene
  • Southern Europe; Miocene
  • East Asia; Miocene
  • Central America; Miocene
  • Caribbean; Miocene
  • South America; Miocene
  • Southeast Asia; Miocene
  • Central America, Caribbean; Pliocene - Pleistocene
  • North America; Pleistocene
  • Central America; Pleistocene
  • Caribbean; Pleistocene
  • South America; Pleistocene
  • North America; Holocene
  • Caribbean; Holocene
Source: Paleobiology database (accessed 5/24/12) Historical Distribution: Eocene-Recent., Europe-West Indes (Wells, 1956). Distribution compiled by Matthew Tibbits.

This page has been in preparation since 29-Jan-2008 04:08

This version was contributed by Ann Budd on 03-Jul-2012 19:35.

Page authors are: Ann Budd. Please contact the editor if you would like to contribute to the diagnosis of this taxon.

The editor is: Ann Budd

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