Agaricia undata (Ellis and Solander, 1786)

Photograph: Scale bar is approx. 0.33 cm. Image is of SUI 63649 (Gurabo Formation, R&iacuteo Gurabo, Dominican Republic. Mio-Pliocene).

Synonyms: None.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form: meandroid
Colony Shape: plates; thin and undulose
Colline Characteristics: high, rounded collines
Series Characteristics: straight
Series Length: long
Budding Type: intramural
Corallite Diameter: 2.0-2.9 mm
Calical Surface Shape: elliptical
Septa Per Corallite: 13-24
Lobes: none
Columella Structure: trabecular and discontinuous
Columella Development: prominent
Wall Structure: synapticulothecal

Holotype: Hunterian Museum, Glasgow, Scotland (Kerr, 1910).


Late Miocene: Gurabo Formation, Dominican Republic.
Early Pliocene: Mao Formation, Dominican Republic.
Plio-Pleistocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
Early Pleistocene: Manchioneal Formation, Jamaica.
Recent: Caribbean.

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Last updated on April 24, 1998 - vab.