Kolosvary, 1957

Pyramisasteria Kolosvary, 1957 is a nomen dubium (unavailable).

Type Species

Pyramisasteria neocomiensis Kolosvary, 1957, p. 82 and 84, pl. 8, figs 13-14; Original Designation Kolosvary, 1957, p. 82

Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Not Traced; Unknown

Type Locality: Labatlan Sandstone Formation, Upper Barremian, Gerecse, Labatlan, Hungary

Inventory number and respository the type material could not be tracked down yet (person. comm. Dr. Palfy, Budapest).


According to Kolosvary (1957, p. 82 and 84), the genus Pyramisasteria is a colonial form that is characterized by subplocoid-submeandoid (?also subhydnophoroid) polyp integration; thick, non-confluent to confluent costosepta; and a weakly developed papillose columella. However, because the description of this taxon lacks information regarding the exact type of septal developement (porous or compact; laterally granulated or smooth; etc.), the budding mode, presence or absence of synapticulae, and type of thecal developments, it remains unclear how this genus differs from taxa like Meandrastrea, Pavona, Heterogyra, Cyathoseris, Polyastropsis, some faviid forms, and others. Therefore, its taxonomic position is unrecognizable.


  • Eastern Europe; Early Cretaceous

This page has been in preparation since 08-Sep-2010 20:22

This version was contributed by Rosemarie Baron-Szabo on 16-Mar-2011 17:34.

Page authors are: Rosemarie Baron-Szabo. Please contact the editor if you would like to contribute to the diagnosis of this taxon.

The editor is: Rosemarie Baron-Szabo

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