Stylophora monticulosa Vaughan in Vaughan and Hoffmeister, 1925.

CC species number = 10

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Photograph: Scale bar is approx. 5 mm. Image of holotype (USNM MO 353642).

Synonyms: None.

Syntypes: USNM 353642 (Locality: USGS 8556 Dominican Republic. Neogene).

Morphologic Description

Character State
Colony Form plocoid
Colony Shape branching; long straight with tapered ends
Colony Size branches 3-5 cm thick (*)
Colony Surface distinct protuberances (verrucae) with regular 4-7 mm spacing (*)
Budding Type mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter 0.5-0.7 mm (*)
Calical Surface Shape circular
Calical Rim flattened
Coenosteum Width moderate, = < corallite diameter (*)
Coenosteum Surface granulations, no grooves
Septa Per Corallite 6 primary, possible secondaries
Columella Structure styliform
Columella Development moderate
Wall Structure septothecal


  • Early-Middle Miocene: Baitoa Formation, Dominican Republic.
  • Middle to Late Miocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.
  • Late Miocene: Lirio Limestone, Mona; Cercado and Gurabo Formations, Dominican Republic.
  • Early Pliocene: Gurabo and Mao Formations, Dominican Republic; Brasso Seco, Costa Rica.
  • Early Late Pliocene: Bowden Formation, Jamaica.
  • Late Pliocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
  • Late Late Pliocene: Old Pera Beds, Jamaica.
  • Plio-Pleistocene: Unda core (BDP), Bahamas.

  • Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.

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