Pleurodictyum

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Pleurodictyum
Temporal range: Silurian - Carboniferous
Pleurodictyum americanum Kashong.jpg
Pleurodictyum americanum Roemer 1876 from the Kashong Shale (Hamilton Group), Middle Devonian (Givetian) of Livingston County, New York.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Tabulata
Family: Favositidae
Genus: Pleurodictyum
Goldfuss 1829

Pleurodictyum is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal corallites (Pandolfi and Burke, 1989). Colonies commonly encrust hard substrates such as rocks, shells and carbonate hardgrounds (Brett and Cottrell, 1982).

References[edit]

  • Brett, C.E. and Cottrell, J.F. 1982. Substrate specificity in the Devonian tabulate coral Pleurodictyum. Lethaia 15: 247-262.
  • Pandolfi, J.M. and Burke, C.D. 1989. Environmental distribution of colony growth form in the favositid Pleurodictyum americanum. Lethaia 22: 69–84.