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Entelophyllum eruciforme - a Silurian colonial rugose coral

Fossil Type:

Rugose Coral

Name:

Entelophyllum eruciforme (Davis)

Formation:

Louisville Limestone

Age:

Wenlockian, Middle Silurian

Location:

Louisville, Jefferson Co., Kentucky

Notes:

A spectacular colonial rugose coral specimen, this was found on the carbonate mud rich seafloor that makes up today’s Louisville Limestone. Colonies are often observed upside down in the bedrock, indicating that tropical storms wrecked havoc 425 million years ago. Click here for another view. Kenny Popp collection.

Date Posted:

September 19, 2014

 

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