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1 November 2009 New Permian Durhaminid Cerioid Corals from East-central California
Calvin H. Stevens, Paul Stone
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Permian colonial corals from Artinskian to Kungurian strata in the Conglomerate Mesa area, Inyo Mountains, east-central California, include five new species, one of which is assigned to a new genus. The new taxa are: Malpaisia maceyi n. gen. and n. sp., Pararachnastraea bellula n. sp., P. delicata n. sp., P. owensensis n. sp., and Cordillerastraea inyoensis n. sp. These species, several of which compare most closely with other Artinskian and Kungurian species from eastern Nevada and northern Mexico, represent three distinct stocks that differentiated on an isolated submarine uplift offshore from the main part of the Cordilleran carbonate shelf.

Calvin H. Stevens and Paul Stone "New Permian Durhaminid Cerioid Corals from East-central California," Journal of Paleontology 83(6), 946-953, (1 November 2009).
Accepted: 1 July 2009; Published: 1 November 2009
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