Leptoseris glabra Dinesen, 1980.

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Photograph: Scale bar is 0.5 cm. Image is of SUI 63795 (Cercado Formation, Río Gurabo, Dominican Republic. Late Miocene).

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: meandroid
Colony Shape: plates
Colony Size: thick plates
Colline Characteristics: discontinuous, low and rounded
Series Length: moderately long or absent
Budding Type: intramural
Corallite Diameter: 3.5-5.2 mm
Calical Relief: high, exsert
Calical Surface Shape: elliptical
Septa Per Corallite: 17-27
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: strong, prominent
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal

Holotype: BM 1979.4.7.1 (Pelorus I., Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Recent).


Middle to Late Miocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
Late Miocene: Cercado and Gurabo Formations, Dominican Republic, Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
Early Pliocene: Mao and Gurabo Formations, Dominican Republic.
Late Late Pliocene: Clino and Unda cores (BDP), Bahamas.