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Leptoria spenceri Vaughan 1919 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Merulinidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 148851

Full reference: T. W. Vaughan. 1919. Fossil corals from central America, Cuba, and Porto Rico, with an account of the American Tertiary, Pleistocene, and Recent coral reefs. Smithsonian Institution Bulletin 103:189-524

Belongs to Leptoria according to T. W. Vaughan 1919

Sister taxa: Leptoria angigyra, Leptoria bithecata, Leptoria cantharelloides, Leptoria cristata, Leptoria hayae, Leptoria italica, Leptoria laxa, Leptoria netchensis, Leptoria patellaris, Leptoria pauca, Leptoria paucisepta, Leptoria pennata, Leptoria phrygia, Leptoria reticulata, Leptoria selenkae, Leptoria traba

Type specimen: Its type locality is Rio Canapu, which is in an Oligocene shallow subtidal limestone in Cuba

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal photosymbiotic-suspension feeder