Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Trachypora tuberculata Coral

Trachypora tuberculata coral fossil found in the Jeffersonville Limestone of Jefferson County, Kentucky.  These animals existed in the Middle Devonian Period.  Thanks to my cousin for loaning me the specimen to photograph.


Dave said...

Mike, Trachypora is not an official name for the genera any more. The correct name should be Thamnoptychia tuberculata.

Fossil Detective said...

Thanks Dave for the information. Looking at sources on the Internet the name changed in 1981.

Stumm's book from 1964 was used for the id which is somewhat out of date.