Roniewicz, 1966: 214

Type Species

Puschastraea kamiennae Roniewicz, 1966: 214, pl. 14, figs 1a - d; Monotypy Roniewicz, 1966: 214

Type Specimen: Holotype; ZPAL H.III/330; Verified; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: Bałtów, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland. Middle- Late Oxfordian, Late Jurassic



Colony astraeoid, with flat upper and lower colony surfaces; intercalicular space depressed; costosepta exsert, subconfluent, fusiform, differentiated into two size orders, distal border denticulated, internal borders with projections which form well develpped papillar columella; lateral sides granular; large dissepiments travers the lumen; peritheca rudimentary, built of elements prolonging from the endotheca. Mode of increase unknown. Microstructure unknown.


Described and illustrated by Roniewicz 1966, with corallite structure presented in thin sections.


In asteroid colony type the genus is similar to Complexastrea d’Orbigny, 1849 and Lyubasha Roniewicz, 2008. From both it differs in having papillar columella and in costosepta differentiated into two size orders only; from the latter, additionally, in lacking tendency to form lonsdaleoid septa.


Only the type species is known. The species origins from above massive coralliferous limestones of the Transversarium zone, and was found in the microonkolitic-onkolitic limestones considered to be of the age at the boundary between the Middle and Late Oxfordian.


  • Central Europe; Late Jurassic

This page has been in preparation since 19-Aug-2009 17:25

This version was contributed by Ewa Roniewicz on 26-Nov-2010 21:15.

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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