Moyanopora Gordon & Taylor, 2015

Type species: Moyanopora hugoi Gordon & Taylor, 2015

Diagnosis: Colony encrusting, unilamellar. Autozooidal frontal shield comprising an interior-wall layer that partially overhangs the opesia on all sides, often constricted to leave a central hourglass foramen over the opesia. Small adventitious avicularia present on the zooidal margin, immersed in frontal-shield calcification. Ooecium recumbent, immersed in similar calcification. No spines. Recessed mural septula present. (Gordon & Taylor, 2015)

This genus includes the species:

Moyanopora hugoi Gordon & Taylor, 2015 Paleogene Eocene Ypresian New Zealand Chatham Islands WoRMS 1405598

[Moyanopora hugoi]
Moyanopora hugoi
(thanks to Dennis Gordon, NIWA)

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