NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

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Favia dominicensis Vaughan, 1925


Holotype: MCZ 103512

Morphologic Description:
Colony size: medium (10-30cm)
Attachment of skeleton: attached
Wall development between buds: always
Symmetry of bud geometry: multi-directional
Calice or valley width: medium (5-10mm)
Calice relief: low (<2mm)
Calicular platform shape: u-shaped
Coenosteum: narrow (< valley width)
Exothecal dissepiments: present
Number of septal cycles: >3
Septal spacing (per 5mm): 6-12
Relative septa thickness: unequal
Relative costae thickness: equal
Continuity of costae: continuous
Septal lobes: absent
Paliform lobes: absent
Columella continuity: continuous
Columella width: 1/2
Endothecal dissepiments: abundant
Wall structure: parathecal
Double or single wall: single

Early Miocene to Middle Miocene : Baitoa Fm., Rio Yaque del Norte, Dominican Republic;

Last updated on June 17, 1998-kgj.

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