Orbicella nancyi Pandolfi 2007 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

Alternative combination: Montastraea nancyi

Full reference: J. M. Pandolfi. 2007. A new, extinct Pleistocene reef coral from the Montastraea "annularis" species complex. Journal of Paleontology 81(3):472-482

Belongs to Orbicella according to W. Kiessling 2014

See also Pandolfi 2007

Sister taxa: Orbicella annularis, Orbicella benoisti, Orbicella boehmi, Orbicella faveolata, Orbicella franksi, Orbicella limbata, Orbicella murrayi, Orbicella pleiades, Orbicella praeheliopora

Type specimen: Its type locality is Clermont Nose, loc. AFO, Durants reef terrace, which is in a Pleistocene reef, buildup or bioherm limestone in Barbados.

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder


• Quaternary of the Bahamas (22 collections), Barbados (34), Colombia (27), the Dominican Republic (3), the Netherlands Antilles (39)

Total: 125 collections each including a single occurrence

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