NMITA:Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America

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Manicina pliocenica Gane, 1895


Holotype: NMB D6165(neotype)

Morphologic Description:
Meander series sinuosity: straight
Colony size: small (<10cm)
Attachment of skeleton: free-living
Epitheca: well-developed
Wall development between buds: never
Symmetry of bud geometry: multi-directional
Calice or valley width: large (10-15mm)
Calice relief: very high (>10mm)
Calicular platform shape: u-shaped
Coenosteum: narrow (< valley width)
Exothecal dissepiments: present
Number of septal cycles: >3
Septal spacing (per 5mm): 6-12
Relative septa thickness: unequal
Relative costae thickness: equal
Continuity of costae: continuous
Septal lobes: present
Paliform lobes: absent
Columella continuity: continuous
Columella width: 1/3
Endothecal dissepiments: abundant
Wall structure: parathecal
Double or single wall: single

Early Pliocene : Gurabo Fm., Rio Cana, Dominican Republic;
Early Pliocene to Late Pliocene : Mao Fm., Rio Cana, Dominican Republic;
Late Pliocene : Bowden Fm., Bowden Shell Beds, Jamaica; Bowden Fm., Bowden seacliff, Jamaica;
Late Pliocene to Early Pleistocene : 'Old Pera' beds, Pera Point, Jamaica; 'Old Pera' beds, Pera Point, Jamaica;

Last updated on June 17, 1998-kgj.

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