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Devonian coral from Resteigne


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Max-fossils

Hi all,

 

During my trip to Resteigne,

I namely found this coral. 

Here is the location info:

Resteigne quarry, Belgium

Jemelle Formation (mostly)

Eifelian, middle Devonian; ~ 390 mya 

 

Any possibility to name the species do you think?

 

Thanks in advance for your replies!

 

Max

 

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MeargleSchmeargl

It looks like some variation of horn coral. Not exactly the expert, though.

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Just now, MeargleSchmeargl said:

It looks like some variation of horn coral. Not exactly the expert, though.

Ok, thanks for the help! Well you're already more of an expert than me... I would not have been able to say it was horn coral! :D

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I wouldn't be too disappointed if the perfect ID does not come along for this one. Corals can be notoriously tough to ID down to species level without cutting slices and/or performing acetate peels. 

 

That being said, perhaps there is someone on here who is a bit of a whiz on corals in the Jemelle Fm! :fingerscrossed:

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On 3/9/2018 at 10:44 PM, Kane said:

I wouldn't be too disappointed if the perfect ID does not come along for this one. Corals can be notoriously tough to ID down to species level without cutting slices and/or performing acetate peels. 

 

That being said, perhaps there is someone on here who is a bit of a whiz on corals in the Jemelle Fm! :fingerscrossed:

Perhaps indeed! 

 

I won't be disappointed if this one doesn't get IDd to species level. As my knowledge of corals is very limited, it's okay if I keep the label to something like "rugose coral". 

 

Anyways, I will prep this thing when I have the time, and I will then share more pictures of it once prepped. Likely the ID will be easier to do once prepped.

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