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Mesomorpha newpassensis Roniewicz and Stanley 1998 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Curtoseriidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 141241

Full reference: E. Roniewicz and G. D. Stanley. 1998. Middle Triassic cnidarians from the New Pass Range, central Nevada. Journal of Paleontology 72(2):246-256

Belongs to Mesomorpha according to E. Roniewicz and G. D. Stanley 1998

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

Type specimen: UMIP 18070. Its type locality is Bed SC20(1), South Canyon, New Pass Range, which is in a Longobardian reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in the Augusta Formation of Nevada.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic