Porites waylandi Foster, 1986.

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Photograph: (Foster, 1986, pl. 30, fig. 3) Scale bar is approx. 1.0 mm. Image is of NMB D5825 (NMB locality 16933, Río Gurabo, Gurabo Formation, Dominican Republic).

Synonyms: Porites panamensis Vaughan, 1919, "Porites floridaeprima Bernard" of Weisbord.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: plocoid
Colony Shape: massive; mound-shaped
Corallite Distribution: even
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 1.4-1.6 mm
Calical Relief: intermediate, 0.3-0.5 mm in elevation
Septa Per Corallite: 12
Lobes: paliform
Number of Pali: 2-4
Palar Ring: intermediate 30-40 %
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: intermediate (columella=pali)
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal
Single or Compound Wall: compound, >2 trabeculae

Holotype: USNM 325063 (USGS Locality 6015, Empire Quarry, La Boca Formation, Panama. Middle Miocene.)


Early Miocene: Tampa Formation, Florida.
Late Early Miocene: Emperador Limestone, Panama; Anguilla Formation, Anguilla.
Early to Middle Miocene: Baitoa Formation.
Middle Miocene: Brasso and Tamana Formations, Trinidad.
Late Miocene: Gurabo and Cercado Formations, Dominican Republic; Manzanilla Formation, Trinidad; Lirio Limestone, Mona; Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
Early Pliocene: Mao and Gurabo Formations, Dominican Republic.
Late Pliocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
Late Late Pliocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
Plio-Pleistocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.