Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

On Cretaceous Stephanocyathus (Scleractinia) from the Tatra Mts.

Jarosław Stolarski

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 35 (1-2), 1990: 31-39

A new species, Stephanocyathus antiquus sp. n. is described from the Albian (Lower Cretaceous) glauconitic limestones from the High-Tatric series of the Tatra Mountains, Poland. It is the oldest species of the genus Stephanocyathus known so far. Distichophylliid microstructure, as well as morphological features (shape, development of radial elements), make the species similar to Recent forms.

Key words: ahermatypic Scleractinia, Cretaceous, Albian, Stephanocyathus, Tatra Mountains, Poland.

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