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Lobopsammia

Milne Edwards and Haime, 1848, p. 105

Type Species

Lithodendron cariosum Goldfuss, 1826, p. 45, pl. 13, fig. 7; Subsequent Designation Milne Edwards and Haime, 1850, p. liii

Type Specimen: Unknown; IPB 159-Goldfuss coll.; Verified; Dry Preserved

Type Locality: Eocene of France

Classification

Synonyms

Diagnosis

Corallum forming small arborescent colonies by di- and tristomadeal intratentacular budding; calices often elongate; epitheca present; theca costate; septa in Pourtal├Ęs plan; columella trabecular.

Comparisons

Very similar to Schizopsammia but having some tristomadeal budding, a basal epitheca, and some endotheca.

Remarks

This genus and family were monographed by Cairns (2001), which included a phylogenetic analysis based on morphology. Five species, all fossil.

This page has been in preparation since 02-Jul-2008 06:36

This version was contributed by Rosemarie Baron-Szabo on 07-Nov-2014 20:12.

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

The editor is: Stephen D. Cairns


Lobopsammia cariosa, intratentacular budding
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Lobopsammia cariosa, colony
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Lobopsammia cariosa (Goldfuss, 1826), holotype
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