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Featured Fossil

 

This page features a fossil with details about the specimen, its age,

where it was found, and a nugget of interesting information. Not every

specimen will be perfectly preserved - but all are a marvel of the natural world!

All geological time periods are represented.

 

Fossil Type:

Stromatoporoid

Name:

Amphipora ramosa (Phillips)

Formation:

Jeffersonville Limestone

Age:

Eifelian, Middle Devonian

Location:

Jefferson Co., Kentucky

Notes:

Amphipora ramosa is an unusual stromatoporoid in that it is tubular like an auloporid coral (with a porous "non-coralloid" internal structure). It has a world-wide distribution, and very few species of sea life can match that accomplishment. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

August 28, 2015

 

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