Stylophora panamensis Vaughan, 1919.

Synonyms: None.

Holotypes: USNM M0324763 (USGS Locality 6016, Panama. Middle Miocene).

Morphologic Description

Character State
Colony Form plocoid
Colony Shape fronds
Colony Size large fronds, 1-2 cm by >> 2-3 cm (*)
Colony Surface bumpy (*)
Budding Type mostly extramural
Corallite Diameter 0.5-0.7 mm (*)
Calical Surface Shape circular
Calical Rim flattened
Coenosteum Width narrow, << corallite diameter (*)
Coenosteum Surface granulations, no grooves
Septa Per Corallite 6 primary
Columella Structure styliform
Columella Development prominent
Wall Structure septothecal


  • Neogene of Panama

  • Last updated on February 15, 1997-afb.

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