Sunday, September 27, 2009

Dohmophyllum Coral

These pictures show some pictures of Dohmophyllum corals found in Eifel, Allemagne, Germany. They existed in the Middle Devonian Period.


This coral is a Dohmophyllum helianthoides from the Middle Devonian Period. It was found in Gerolstein, Allemagne, Germany.
Here is another Dohmophyllum helianthoides coral from the Middle Devonian Period. It was found in Eifel, Allemagne, Germany.


These fossils are all stored in the Museum of Natural History in Paris, France.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are nice--especially the first one. Too bad the collector didn't wrap them in paper before they were jammed together in the rucksack for the long hike home!

Cheers,
--Howard

Fossil Detective said...

Thanks for the comment.

I thought they were interesting corals. The specimens do appear to have been scratched by something. The first and third pictures are from an old collection. It either belonged to French zoologist Henri Milne-Edwards (1800-1885) or his son Alphonse Milne-Edwards (1835-1900). So the fossils were collected over 100 years ago.