Sunday, March 22, 2009

Favosites sp. Colonial Coral

Here is a fairly large coral plate maybe 12 cm across from the Jeffersonville Limestone found in Jefferson County, Kentucky. I believe this to be some sort of Favosites coral from the Devonian period. Some of it might be wet since I took these pictures soon after cleaning the fossil off. The pictures in order show the coral from a top, side and bottom view.

1 comment:

KR said...

Hi Amateur Paleontologist, I love rocks. New to Middle TN, I'm finding many interesting concretions & nodules in the orange clay, and fossils I can not identify from on-line searches (group corals?). Maybe you could help me? If so, please reply Thanks.