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The Last Featured Fossil....

 

The Silurian heliolitid coral Propora papillata

Fossil Type:

Tabulate Coral

Name:

Propora papillata (Rominger)

Formation:

Louisville Limestone

Age:

Wenlockian, Middle Silurian

Location:

Oldham Co., Kentucky

Notes:

Related to Heliolites, this coral features some structural characteristics of the Devonian Chonostegites. It is also kin to Plasmapora, though the tube-like corallites often protrude. Click here for a closer view. Anonymous collection. Scale = 2 cm

Date Posted:

October 30, 2014

 

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