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Plesiastrea grayi Kühn 1933 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Faviidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 142635

Full reference: O. Kühn. 1933. Das Becken von Isfahan-Saidabad und seine altmiocäne Korallenfauna [The Isfahan-Saidabad Basin and its Miocene coral fauna]. Palaeontographica Abteilung A 79:143-221

Belongs to Plesiastrea according to O. Kühn 1933

Sister taxa: Plesiastrea costata, Plesiastrea fungiformis, Plesiastrea incerta, Plesiastrea microcalyx, Plesiastrea moravica, Plesiastrea sulcatilamellosa, Plesiastrea versipora

Type specimen: Its type locality is Kaleh-i-Sang, which is in a Burdigalian perireef or subreef limestone in the Saidabad Coral Limestone Formation of Iran

Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-microcarnivore