Porites carrizensis Vaughan, 1917.

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: encrusting
Colony Size: large
Corallite Distribution: even
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 1.6-1.8 mm
Calical Relief: intermediate, 0.3-0.5 mm in elevation
Septa Per Corallite: 12
Lobes: paliform
Number of Pali: 5-6
Palar Ring: intermediate 30-40 %
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: intermediate (columella=pali)
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal
Single or Compound Wall: either, 1-2 trabeculae

Holotype: USNM 68293 (USGS locality 7616, Imperial Formation, California.


Late Miocene to Early Pliocene: Imperial Formation, California