Illusiopora Gordon & Taylor, 2015

Type species: Illusiopora bifax Gordon & Taylor, 2015

Diagnosis: Colony fixed-erect, forming an initially cylindrical or lensoidal stem that may widen distally to become bilamellar. Autozooids with relatively large subpyriform orifices that appear in longitudinal rows in proximal part or all of the colony; blunt pivots delimit anter from poster. No oral spines. Frontal shield with sparse pseudopores confined to margins, typically with a thin line or suture mid-frontally. Avicularia generally paired, lateral-oral, with complete pivot bar. Ooecia not seen. Interzooidal communications mural not basal, small and uniporous. (Gordon & Taylor, 2015)

This genus includes the species:

Illusiopora bifax Gordon & Taylor, 2015 Paleogene Eocene Ypresian New Zealand Chatham Island
Illusiopora recta Gordon & Taylor, 2015 Paleogene Eocene Ypresian New Zealand Chatham Island
 
[Illusiopora bifax] [Illusiopora recta]
Illusiopora bifax
(thanks to Dennis Gordon).
Illusiopora recta
(thanks to Dennis Gordon).

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