Roniewicz, 1970: 522

Type Species

Edwardsastraea tisburiensis Roniewicz, 1970: 522, text-fig. 1 A, B; pl. 1, fig. 1a-c; Monotypy Roniewicz, 1970: 521

Type Specimen: Holotype; NHMUK BM. Palaeont. Dept. R. 7839; Not Traced; Unknown

Type Locality: Tisbury, W. of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. Portlandian, Late Jurassic.



Corallum cerioid; inner septal margin club-like and setting off rare, thick trabecular lobes, septal sides with thick granulation; columella papillar; wall septothecal; endotheca dissepimental; increase by intracalicular budding


Corallum detailed description in Roniewicz, 1970 based on the specimen well preserved in silica.


In colony structure, the genus resembles Favites and Goniastraea. From Favites differs in a specific, club-like form of septa; from Goniastraea differs in dissepimental, abundant endotheca. Microstructure illegible although some traces observable in thin section.


Only Portlandian species is known.


  • Western Europe; Late Jurassic

This page has been in preparation since 18-Aug-2009 17:31

This version was contributed by Ewa Roniewicz on 20-Nov-2010 15:14.

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

The editor is: Bernard Lathuilière

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