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Palaeomanon elongatum - a Silurian sponge from Tennessee

Fossil Type:



Palaeomanon elongatum Howell


Beech River Formation


Wenlockian, Middle Silurian


Decatur Co., Tennessee


Palaeomanon is a common sponge of the Silurian in west-central Tennessee. This species is highly elongated compared to P. cratera and contains a depression in the apex. It is a less common species. Click here for another view. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

July 20, 2016


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