Porites chipolanum Weisbord, 1971.

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: low, <0.3 in elevation
Septa Per Corallite: 12
Relative Septum Length: short ventral septa
Lobes: paliform
Number of Pali: 5-6
Palar Ring: wide, >40 %
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: intermediate (columella=pali)
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal
Single or Compound Wall: single, 1 trabeculae

Holotype: FMNH


late Early Miocene: Chipola Formation, Florida