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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!

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Alveolites squamosus is a tabulate coral with flattened corallites.

Fossil Type:

Tabulate Coral

Name:

Alveolites squamosus Billings

Formation:

Coral zone, Jeffersonville Limestone

Age:

Eifelian, Middle Devonian

Location:

Jefferson Co., Kentucky

Notes:

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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