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Gertholites curvatus Waagen and Wentzel 1886 (tabulate coral)

Anthozoa - Favositida - Pachyporidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 173121

Alternative combinations: Gertholites curvata, Pachypora curvata

Full reference: W. Waagen and J. Wentzel. 1886. Productus Limestone Fossils, Part VI. Salt Range Fossils, Palaeontologia Indica, Series 13 1(6):835-924

Belongs to Gertholites according to W. S. Wu 1975

Sister taxa: Gertholites haikawai, Gertholites jabiensis, Gertholites tebaga

Type specimen: Its type locality is Jabi, "Cephalopod Bed", Salt Range, which is in a Wuchiapingian marine limestone in the Chhidru Formation of Pakistan

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder-photosymbiotic