Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Favosites biloculi?

This coral was found in the Jeffersonville Limestone of Jefferson County, Kentucky.  It is thought to be a Favosites biloculi? coral dated to Middle Devonian Period.  The book Silurian and Devonian Corals of the Falls of the Ohio (Stumm, 1964) was used to identify this specimen.  Description on page 62 and plate 61, figures 15-17.  Fossil originally called Favosites perplexa by Clapp in 1847 and renamed by Hall in 1876.

See more Favosites or "honeycomb" corals at the Falls of the Ohio Devonian Coral web page.