Grammascosoecia Canu & Bassler, 1922

Type species: Ceriopora dichotoma Goldfuss, 1827

Synonyms Author Type Species
Pseudoceriopora Brood 1972 Ceriopora dichotoma Goldfuss, 1827

This genus includes the species:

  1. Grammascosoecia dichotoma
  2. (Goldfuss, 1827) Cretaceous (Maas.) Netherlands, Germany, Sweden WoRMS 1438288
  3. Grammascosoecia? parvipora
  4. Canu & Bassler, 1922 Late Cretaceous Maastrichtian Netherlands WoRMS 1438289
  5. Grammascosoecia? porosa
  6. Canu & Bassler, 1922 Recent South Africa WoRMS 472409

The extract below, from Brood 1972, argues that the specimens used by Canu & Bassler (1922) to establish the genus "Grammascosoecia" were not the same species as the material identified as Ceriopora dichotoma Goldfuss, 1827, from the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. He stated that new genus name (Pseudoceriopora) is required for this species. On the contrary, the Goldfuss species remains the type species for Grammascosoecia, although based on an apparent misidentification. Another genus name may be needed for the specimens described by Canu & Bassler (1922). Pseudoceriopora is an objective junior synonym of Grammascosoecia.

The identification of the Recent species Grammascosoecia? porosa as congeneric with Grammascosoecia dichotoma seems unlikely. Further revision is necessary.

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