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Record: oai:ARNO:214518

AuthorJ. Leloux
TitleNotes on taxonomy and taphonomy of two Upper Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) scleractinian corals from Limburg, The Netherlands
JournalScripta Geologica
KeywordsScleractinia; Galaxea fasciculata; Placosmilia robusta; Maastrichtian; Meerssen Member; ichnofossil
AbstractA lectotype has been assigned for Placosmilia? robusta Umbgrove, 1925. This taxon, although fitting into the original diagnosis of Placosmilia, is not defined by the emended diagnosis of Alloiteau and later authors. Specimens from the Upper Maastrichtian of The Netherlands, that were formerly wrongly attributed to Galaxea fasciculata (Lamarck, 1816), a homonym of the extant species Galaxea fascicularis (Linnaeus, 1758), belong to Placocoenia macrophthalma (Goldfuss, 1826). The specimen depicted as P. macrophthalma by Umbgrove does not belong to this taxon and is placed in open nomenclature.
Classification38.22 ; 42.79
Document typearticle
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