Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849
Madrepora gervillei Defrance, 1823 p. 8, plate 28; Monotypy
Type Specimen: Unknown; ; Not Traced; Unknown
Type Locality: Eocene of France
Acroporidae which are ramose, branching without an axial corallite, septa up to 14, spinose, not exsert; corallites cylindrical, theca and coenosteum solid; columella and dissepiments absent.
Similar to Acropora except branching not axial and coenosteum solid, plus little variation in corallite shape. Similar to Anacropora except for solid coenosteum and presence of a theca in corallites
Although Dendracis is present in fossil deposits throughout the reef-bearing regions, no living representatives have been found
- Western Europe, Southern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, North Africa; Paleocene - Miocene
- Central America; Eocene
- Caribbean; Eocene
- Central America; Miocene
- Caribbean; Miocene
- South America; Miocene
This page has been in preparation since 02-Jun-2007 12:35
This version was contributed by Carden Wallace on 07-Apr-2010 04:19.
Page authors are: Carden Wallace. Please contact the editor if you would like to contribute to the diagnosis of this taxon.
The editor is: Ann Budd