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Alveolites squamosus is a tabulate coral with flattened corallites.

Fossil Type:

Tabulate Coral


Alveolites squamosus Billings


Coral zone, Jeffersonville Limestone


Eifelian, Middle Devonian


Jefferson Co., Kentucky


One of the less common species of Alveolites found in the Jeffersonville Limestone, the corallites are flatter than A. mordax and A. constans, and larger than A. minimus. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

July 29, 2015


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