NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

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Diploria bowersi Vaughan, 1917


Holotype: USNM 68289

Morphologic Description:
Meander series sinuosity: gently curved
Colony size: medium (10-30cm)
Attachment of skeleton: attached
Wall development between buds: most
Symmetry of bud geometry: multi-directional
Calice or valley width: small (<5mm)
Calice relief: medium (2-4mm)
Calicular platform shape: u-shaped
Coenosteum: wide (> valley width)
Exothecal dissepiments: present
Number of septal cycles: '3
Septal spacing (per 5mm): <6
Relative septa thickness: equal
Relative costae thickness: equal
Continuity of costae: continuous
Septal lobes: absent
Paliform lobes: present
Columella continuity: continuous
Columella width: 1/3
Endothecal dissepiments: few
Wall structure: septothecal
Double or single wall: single


Last updated on June 16, 1998-kgj.

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