Haimesiastraea Vaughan 1900 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Columastreidae

Alternative spelling: Haimesastraea

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1900. The Eocene and lower Oligocene coral faunas of the United States with descriptions of a few doubtfully Cretaceous species. United States Geological Survey, Monograph 39:1-263

Parent taxon: Columastraeidae according to W. Kiessling et al. 2005

See also Kiessling 2003, Sepkoski 2002, Vaughan 1900 and Wells 1941

Sister taxa: Columastrea, Eocolumastrea, Haimesastrea, Palaeoplesiastraea, Stephanaxophyllia

Subtaxa: Haimesiastraea conferta

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Type: Haimesiastraea conferta

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal suspension feeder

Distribution:

• Eocene of Mexico (2 collections), Peru (3), United States (3: Alabama)

• Paleocene of Argentina (3), Greenland (2), Slovenia (1), United States (13: Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, Texas)

• Cretaceous of Peru (1)

Total: 28 collections including 32 occurrences

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