NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

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Diploria sarasotana Weisbord, 1974


Holotype: FMNH 8279

Morphologic Description:
Meander series sinuosity: gently curved
Colony size: medium (10-30cm)
Attachment of skeleton: attached
Epitheca: absent
Wall development between buds: few
Symmetry of bud geometry: multi-directional
Calice or valley width: medium (5-10mm)
Calice relief: high (4-10mm)
Calicular platform shape: v-shaped
Coenosteum: fused walls
Number of septal cycles: 3
Septal spacing (per 5mm): 6-12
Relative septa thickness: equal
Relative costae thickness: equal
Continuity of costae: continuous
Septal lobes: absent
Paliform lobes: present
Columella continuity: continuous
Columella width: 1/3
Endothecal dissepiments: rare
Wall structure: septothecal
Double or single wall: single

Early Pliocene to Late Pliocene : Tamiami Fm., Sarasota, Florida;

Last updated on June 17, 1998-kgj.

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