Article: A new species of Komia Korde and the systematic position of the genus
Study of Komia eganensis sp. nov. from the Middle Pennsylvanian (Atokan) rocks of eastern Nevada suggests that the genus be assigned to the Stromatoporoidea (Kingdom Animalia) rather than the Rhodophyceae (Kingdom Plantae). Komia has been reported from rocks of Middle Carboniferous, Early Pennsylvanian, and Middle Pennsylvanian (Atokan and Desmoinesian) ages. K. eganensis and Fusulinella acuminata define a restricted biostratigraphic zone within the Middle Pennsylvanian (Atokan) rocks of eastern Nevada.