Funginella? isfahanensis n. sp. from the upper Albian of Iran

  • Mehdi Yazdi
  • Ali Bahrami
  • Jacob Leloux
Keywords: coral, cupolate-discoid growth, taxonomy, Kolah-Qazi section, Iran

Abstract

Funginella? isfahanensis n. sp. is a new nominal solitary scleractiniid coral from the upper Albian of Iran. Its dimensions, associated sedimentary facies and descriptions, all conform to those of the four specimens described as “Funginella sp. 2” in Abdel-Gawad and Gameil (1995, Cretaceous and Palaeocene Coral Faunas in Egypt and Greece: Coral Research Bulletin 4, 1-36) from North Sinai, Egypt. A preliminary discussion on small solitary cupolate coral species is presented.
Published
2014-02-05
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