Cuif, 1976, p.132

Type Species

Meandrovolzeia serialis Cuif, 1976: p. 132, fig. 19, pl. 14 (fig.3); Monotypy Cuif, 1976, p. 132

Type Specimen: Holotype; MNHN ; Not Traced; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: site between villages Karash and Dereköy, valley Alakir Çay, Antalya, Turkey



Colony meandroid, valleys uniserial, limited by incomplete wall, in places made of peripheral septal ends joined with neighboring septa. Calices rarely individualized; calicular centers rare, lacking connections, in the valley divided by sectors with septa parallel to each other. Septa non-confluent and subconfluent, thin, lacking ornamentation. Endotheca dissepimental, abundant. Mid-septal zone linear, recrystallized.


The coral rarely described, described only from the Early Norian of Turkey and from Early Norian from the North America, Nevada (Roniewicz and Stanley, 2013).


From other Triassic meandroid corals, this one differs in lacking any centered elements of the microstructure and in non-ornamented septa.


Meandrovolzeia represents the only volzeiid colonial coral.


  • North America; Late Triassic
  • West Asia; Late Triassic

This page has been in preparation since 04-May-2009 16:50

This version was contributed by Ken Johnson on 22-Aug-2013 15:03.

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

The editor is: Ewa Roniewicz

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