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MORE corals, Dichocoenia????

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Dpaul7

I took a stab at more coral IDs; these arrived today and were sold as fossils from Florida/Caribbean.

Pleistocene to Recent?  Fossil?  I THINK these are Dichocoenia!!!  Please voice opposing opinions or agreement!!!!:fingerscrossed:

 

Photo #1 & 2 are specimen A

The remainder specimen B

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Dpaul7

Here are the rest... which I also believe are the same as above!

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Harry Pristis

 

For comparison:

 

 

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Dpaul7

Thank you for the photos - My specimens were supposedly "surf tumbled" so some detail may be lost. I am NOT totally sure coral #1 belongs in this group.   The specimen you show is great, becauuse it shows outer AND inner structure. Mine seem to resemble the "inner structure" part.

Still studying corals... I suppose I will be happy classifying these down to Order:  Scleratinia .

Corals fascinate me because of the variety of structures built! My goal is to build a small collection of different varieties, so I can study IN THE HAND and learn to classify them!

 

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HansTheLoser

Proper ID only with examination of fine septal structure. Extant corals preserve the original ornamentation of the septal upper margins, that is not the case her. I see what people call Goniastrea and "Favia", I am not so sure that you have Dichocoenia.

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Dpaul7
16 hours ago, HansTheLoser said:

I see what people call Goniastrea and "Favia", I am not so sure that you have Dichocoenia.

Thank you!  I DO see what you mean! This data gave me new search terms... and a GREAT help!  I agree... not Dichocoenia.

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