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Gertholites haikawai Shuji and Fujikawa 2016 (tabulate coral)

Anthozoa - Favositida - Pachyporidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 346526

Full reference: N. Shuji and M. Fujikawa. 2016. Gertholites haikawai, a new Early Carboniferous species of pachyporid tabulate coral from the Akiyoshi Limestone Group, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Bulletin of the Akiyoshi-dai Museum of Natural History 51:1-4

Belongs to Gertholites according to N. Shuji and M. Fujikawa 2016

Sister taxa: Gertholites curvatus, Gertholites jabiensis, Gertholites tebaga

Type specimen: Its type locality is AK-19, Okubo area, Mine city, which is in a Visean reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in Japan

Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder-photosymbiotic