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Coral, but what type?


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aSubtleHero7CN

Hey, everyone! I am pretty confident this is a type of coral; but does anyone know what specific type it is? Thank you for sharing your expertise with me!

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It is a tabulate rugose coral, but the experts will want a picture straight down on the top. (the part above Your thumb.)

 

edit-- missed this one.

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Harry Pristis

II think it is a colonial rugose coral, not a tabulate.  Perhaps a Lithostrotionella, a common Mississippian coral in the Midwest.  For comparison:

 

 

 

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Very nice rugosan coral! :wub: It seems to be an Acrocyathus, which is a newer genus name for some corals previously included in Lithostrontion or Lithostrontionella.

 

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aSubtleHero7CN

Wonderful! Thank you, everyone, for the pictures, links, etc. It is great to be putting titles to the fossils I find. Here is another view of this one in particular.

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