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Pararachnastraea dyeri Stevens 1995 (horn coral)

Anthozoa - Stauriida - Durhaminidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 183127

Alternative combination: Kleopatrina (Porfirievella) dyeri

Full reference: C. H. Stevens. 1995. New species of the Early Permian ceriod coral Kleopatrina from northwest Chihuahua, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology 69:1176-1179

Belongs to Pararachnastraea according to J. Fedorowski et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Pararachnastraea amsburyi, Pararachnastraea bellula, Pararachnastraea delicata, Pararachnastraea gracilis, Pararachnastraea illipahensis, Pararachnastraea integrata, Pararachnastraea lewisi, Pararachnastraea lyallensis, Pararachnastraea mckibbinae, Pararachnastraea moormanensis, Pararachnastraea owensensis, Pararachnastraea peggyae, Pararachnastraea stylidophylloides, Pararachnastraea tschernyschewi, Pararachnastraea wilsoni

Type specimen: USNM 482066. Its type locality is Ocotillo Corral B, La Vinata, Nuevo Casas Grandes, which is in an Artinskian carbonate rudstone in Mexico.

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder