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Micheliniidae and Cleistoporidae (Anthozoa, Tabulata) from the Devonian of Spain

Author(s): May A

Journal: Bulletin of Geosciences
ISSN 1214-1119

Volume: 81;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 163;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Anthozoa | biogeography | Devonian | systematics | tabulate corals | Spain

The present article describes five different tabulate coral species of the families Micheliniidae and Cleistoporidae from the Emsian and Eifelian of various localities in northern and central Spain. The species Pleurodictyum elisabetae sp.nov. is erected. Michelinia guerangeri (Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1851) and Cleistopora smythi Le MaƮtre, 1952 are described for the first time from Spain. The Spanish fauna's biogeographical relationships to France, Germany and northern Africa are very close. The Spanish fauna belongs to the Ibarmaghian Domain of the North Gondwana Province. The biostratigraphical value of the species found is very limited.
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