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Apocladophyllia

Morycowa and Roniewicz, 1990

Type Species

Apocladophyllia nowaki Morycowa and Roniewicz, 1990; Original Designation Morycowa and Roniewicz, 1990

Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Not Traced; Unknown

Type Locality: Upper Jurassic (?Kimmeridgian-Portlandian) of the Poland (Outer Carpathians).

Classification

Diagnosis

Colonial, phaceloid. Corallites connected by blind, lateral corallite extensions (apophyses). Gemmation by dichotomous division of the calice by septal wall. Symmetry radial, or radiobilateral at the stage preceding the division. Corallites subpolygonal or subcircular in cross section. Wall septothecal, external surface longitudinally striated and transversely wrinkled. Radial elements of septal type, nonexsert and free. Internal septal edge with auricular denticles, lateral faces with sharp and small granulae. Columella essential, trabecular. Dissepiments subhorizontal in the central region of the corallite and oblique at the corallite wall. Trabeculae of about 30 to 80 ┬Ám in diameter, rarely larger.

Distribution

  • Southern Europe, Central Europe; Late Jurassic - Early Cretaceous

This page has been in preparation since 12-Aug-2010 20:45

This version was contributed by Rosemarie Baron-Szabo on 14-Oct-2010 19:35.

Page authors are: Rosemarie Baron-Szabo Ewa Roniewicz. 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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