Sunday, July 22, 2012

Syringopora monroenae? Coral

This larger colonial coral fossil specimen was found in Hardin County, Kentucky. It is Mississippian in age and might be from the Salem Limestone. It appears to match the characteristics of a Syringopora monroenae coral fossil.

Thanks to Kenny for loaning me the fossil to photograph.

The last two pictures are from the Indiana Department of Geology and Natural Resources Thirtieth Annual Report, W.S. Blatchely State Geologist, 1905. They are Figures 1 and 2 in Plate X on pages 1402-1403. Listed as a specimen in the Indiana University collection.

Plate X Figure 1 page 1403

Plate X Figure 2 page 1403