Porites furcata Vaughan, 1900.

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Synonyms: Porites porites var. furcata of Geister, 1975.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: branching
Colony Size: branches 10-20 mm thick
Corallite Distribution: even
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 1.6-1.8 mm
Calical Relief: low, <0.3 mm 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 trabecula

Holotype: MHNP, Lamarck Collection No. 155, "Mers d'Amérique."


early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida.
Late Pliocene: Caloosahatchee Formation, Florida.
late Late Pliocene: Old Pera Beds, Jamaica.
Plio-Pleistocene: Clino core (BDP), Bahamas; Moin Formation, Costa Rica
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica.
Middle to Late Pleistocene: Clino and Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
Late Pleistocene: San Andrés; Falmouth Formation, Jamaica; Key Largo Formation, Florida

Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.

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