The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Pocillopora palmata Palmer, 1928



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Fossil species recorded from the Late Pleistocene (c.126-11.7ka).















Budd, A. F., Stemann, T. A. and Johnson, K. G. (1994). Stratigraphic distributions of genera and species of Neogene to recent Carribean reef corals. Journal of Paleontology 68(5): 951-977.

T. Inskipp, S. Ferriss, J. O’Carroll and T. Garstecki. 2005. Checklist of fish and invertebrates listed in the CITES appendices and in EC Regulation No. 338/97, 7th edition. In UNEP-WCMC (ed.), JNCC Report 379:1-327.

Pandolfi, John M., Jackson, Jeremy B. C. and Geister, Jörn. (2001). Geologically Sudden Extinction of Two Widespread Late Pleistocene Caribbean Reef Corals, pp. 120-156. In: Jackson, Jeremy B. C., Lidgard, Scott and McKinney, Frank K. (eds.). Evolutionary Patterns: Growth, Form, and Tempo in the Fossil Record. Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press.

Toth, Lauren T. et al. (2015). A new record of the Late Pleistocene coral Pocillopora palmata from the Dry Tortugas, Florida Reef Tract, USA. PALAIOS 30(12): 827-835. [Abstract]


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