Sunday, September 16, 2012

Syringopora perelegans Coral Fossil

Louisville Kentucky, USA is known for is wide array of Paleozoic coral fossils. The city is built upon thick limestone layers of ancient coral reefs that are exposed either naturally or during construction projects. This coral fossil appears to be a Syringopora perelegans named by Billings in 1858. It was found in the Middle Devonian aged limestone of Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Thanks to Kenny for letting me photograph this fossil.