Leptoseris sp. A

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Photograph: Scale bar is 0.5 cm. Image is of NMB D5936 (Gurabo Formation, R&iacuteo Gurabo, Dominican Republic. Mio-Pliocene).

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: meandroid
Colony Shape: flat plates or lobate branches
Colline Characteristics: absent
Series Length: long
Series Characteristics: straight, may be absent
Budding Type: intramural
Corallite Diameter: 1.6-2.5 mm
Calical Relief: high, often exsert
Septa Per Corallite: 13-20
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: strong
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal


Late Miocene to Early Pliocene: Gurabo Formation, Dominican Republic.