Stylophora affinis Duncan, 1863.

CC species number = 5

Synonyms: None.

Holotype: BM(NH) R28826 ("Nivaje Shale" of Heneken (1853), Dominican Republic, Neogene).

Morphologic Description

Character State
Colony Form plocoid
Colony Shape branching
Colony Size branches 2-5 cm thick (*)
Colony Surface bumpy with blunt swellings (*)
Budding Type mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter 0.8-1.0 mm (*)
Calical Surface Shape circular
Calical Rim slightly raised
Coenosteum Width moderate, =< corallite diameter (*)
Coenosteum Surface granulations, faint groove
Septa Per Corallite 6 primary, ?6 secondary septa
Columella Structure styliform
Columella Development strong
Wall Structure septothecal


  • Late Early Miocene: Emperador Limestone, Panama.
  • Late Miocene: Gurabo Formation, Dominican Republic; Lirio Limestone, Mona.
  • Early Pliocene: Gurabo and Mao Formation, Dominican Republic.
  • Late Pliocene: La Cruz Marl, Cuba; Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
  • Late Late Pliocene: Old Pera Beds, Jamaica.

  • Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.

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