Cuif, 1976: 108
In adddition to Meandrina Lamarck, the species classified in Latomeandra Milne Edwards et Haime, or Isastrea Milne Edwards et Haime
Meandrina labyrinthica Klipstein, 1843:292, pl. 20, fig.9; Monotypy Cuif, 1976: 108
Type Specimen: Neotype; GBA 4452; Verified; Dry Preserved
Type Locality: St. Cassian, Dolomites , Southern Alps. Carnian, Late Triassic
Cuif 1976 chose the neotype in the Laube collection, figured in Laube 1865:pl.6,fig.4,4a.
Mendroid with irregular calicular series. Septa compact, short, built of trabeculae vertical at the wall and inclined axialward. Lateral micromorphology granular, pointed or flat and pennula-like. Wall septothecal. Endotheca vesicular.
The mirphology and microstructure of the type species was described and illustrated by Cuif 1976:100,text-fig.9,10;pl.6,fig.1-7.
From other meandroid Triassic corals differs in short septa, lack of columella and mixed septal micromorphology composed of granules and pennulae.
One species is known.
Known only from the Carnian of the Dolomites
- Southern Europe; Late Triassic
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This version was contributed by Ewa Roniewicz on 09-Nov-2010 01:38.
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The editor is: Ewa Roniewicz