Agaricia lamarcki Milne Edwards and Haime, 1851.
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Photograph: Scale bar is approx. 0.5 cm. Specimen SUI 63613 (Gurabo Formation, Río Gurabo, Dominican Republic. Mio-Pliocene).
Morphologic Description:Colony Form: meandroidColony Shape: mostly thick plates (one-sided)Colline Characteristics: broad, rounded or acute Series Characteristics: straight or reticulate seriesBudding Type: mostly intramuralCorallite Diameter: 3.1-4.5 mm, openSepta Per Corallite: 20-32 Relative Septum Thickness: often thinLobes: noneColumella Structure: trabecular and discontinuousColumella Development: prominentWall Structure: synapticulothecal
Distribution:Late Miocene: Cercado Formation, Dominican Republic; Unda core (BDP), Bahamas. Late Miocene to Early Pliocene: Gurabo Formation and Mao Formations Dominican Republic. Early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida. Late Pliocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica. Late Late Pliocene: Clino core (BDP), Bahamas. Plio-Pleistocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica. Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica. Recent: Caribbean.
Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.
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