NMITA: Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America


Alveopora Blainville, 1830.

Morphologic Description: Cerioid to subplocoid; rudimentary septa; distinctive thecal pores.

Morphologic Diagnosis: Colony Form: cerioid, Colony Shape: massive, Budding: extramural, Columella: trabecular and discontinuous, Corallite Size: medium (1.5 - 10mm), Wall Structure: synapticulothecal, Lobes: none.

A. tampae Weisbord, 1973.

CC species #82 (extinct).

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: cerioid
Colony Shape: massive
Budding Type: extramural
Corallite Diameter: 2.0-3.0 mm
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal
Wall Characteristics: thecal pore, diameter approx. 0.5 mm.

Holotype: USNM 66160 (USGS Locality 2115 Tampa Formation, Florida.)

Last updated on October 24, 1996-afb.

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