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  • Jack Kallmeyer posted a new specimen. 6 years, 10 months ago

    6 years, 10 months ago
    6 years, 10 months ago

    Jack Kallmeyer has contributed specimen mFeM 49839 to myFOSSIL!

    • Hi, @jkallmeyer – Do you have a view of the entire specimen (with a scale) to compliment this zoomed in image?
      So, this coral used to be considered a stromatoporoid? I couldn’t find too much information on the genus, do you know who redescribed it?
      Thanks, Jen

      • @jbauer Ha! welcome to the ever confusing world of algae, porifera and corals. So, Dermatostroma glyptum (this specimen) has been redescribed by Dixon, Bolton, and Copper (1986 JP) (copy of same coming to you in email) as a heliolitid coral Ellisites glyptum. Other species within Dermatostroma apparently remain stromatoporoids within that genus. This is also noted with this reference in the latest Treatise Part E, Revised, Volume 4, Chapter 16B, page 42. I do not currently have an overall view nor one with a scale bar. I’ll have to re-photograph and re-post new photos.