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Mesomorpha magna Beauvais and Nouiouat 1993 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 119057

Full reference: L. Beauvais and S. Nouiouat. 1993. Une nouvelle faune de coralliaire jurassiques dans l'Atlas sahariens d'Algerie [A new Jurassic coral fauna from the Saharan Atlas of Algeria]. Geobios 26(3):291-318

Belongs to Mesomorpha according to L. Beauvais and S. Nouiouat 1993

Sister taxa: Mesomorpha andrusovi, Mesomorpha bussoni, Mesomorpha chaetetoides, Mesomorpha dubia, Mesomorpha duncani, Mesomorpha excavata, Mesomorpha mammillata, Mesomorpha minima, Mesomorpha newpassensis, Mesomorpha ornata, Mesomorpha pesudomammosa, Mesomorpha pseudomammosa, Mesomorpha punctata, Mesomorpha pyanovskae, Mesomorpha simionescui, Mesomorpha vaughani

Type specimen: Its type locality is Hassi Mguita, Ouled Nails Mountains, Unit R VI, which is in an Oxfordian/Kimmeridgian perireef or subreef marl in Algeria

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic