Turnsek and Geyer, 1975, p. 22
Hispaniastraea murciana Turnsek and Geyer, 1975 in Turnsek, Seyfried and Geyer 1975, p. 22, pl. 20-21; Original Designation
Type Specimen: Holotype; 33; Not Traced; Dry Preserved
Type Locality: Upper Sinemurian-Lower Pliensbachian (Lower Jurassic) from Zarcilla de Ramos (Province Murcia; Spain)
The type material is silicified and preserved in Coll. Seyfried, Dept Paleontology, University Granada, Spain
Massive or ramose cerioid corallum with polygonal corallites. Radial elements are compact, free, short, unequal septa. Strong bilateral symmetry due to the strongly thickened "Hauptseptum". Endotheca made of few short tabuloid dissepiments, no columella, no synapticulae, wall granulose in distal view, unknown in nature.
Hispaniastraea was placed by their authors in the family Amphiastreidae due to the very special septal apparatus. It is worth noting that several characters (apomorphic or plesiomorphic) of the family as proposed by Stolarski and Russo 2001 are not well established: endotheca in two zones, pachytheca, Taschenknospung…Two species known. The type-species was also interpreted as a chaetetid (Chaetetes (Pseudoseptifer) murciana in Beauvais 1980f p. 30).
- Southern Europe; Early Jurassic
- North Africa; Early Jurassic
- South America; Early Jurassic
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This version was contributed by Bernard Lathuilière on 14-Mar-2014 15:05.
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The editor is: Bernard Lathuilière