White, 1888, p. 363

Type Species

Hindeastraea discoidea White, 1888: 363, figs 1-5; Original Designation White, 1888, p. 363

Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Verified; Unknown

Type Locality: Maastrichtian of Texas (Navarro Formation, USA).

The holotype of the type species is housed at USNM (Washington, DC) under I-19166 (-001).




Colonial, massive, cerioid. Septa compact, with rare pores peripherally, numerous spiniform granules laterally. Anastomosis present. Columella spongy-papillose. Synapticulae present. Wall septothecal-synapticulothecal. Septothecal wall formed by inflexion and thickening of peripheral ends of septa. Endothecal dissepiments vesicular to subhorizontal.


  • Eastern Europe; Late Cretaceous
  • North America; Late Cretaceous
  • South America; Late Cretaceous
?Danian of Pakistan

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This version was contributed by Rosemarie Baron-Szabo on 25-Aug-2010 20:00.

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Hindeastraea discoidea White, 1888, holotype (left) and paratype