Thursday, September 27, 2012

Solitary corals from Spain

Solitary corals always seem to catch my eye so I was pleased to receive these two specimens from my friend, Jenaro.

Here are a pair of Paracunnolies undulatus from the Cretaceous (Santonian stage) near Santa Maria, LĂ©rida, Spain. These look similar to Microcyclus thedfordensis from the Hungry Hollow member of the Widder formation in Canada.

Specimen #1

Specimen #2

The other species is Diploctenium falloti from the same locality. It is shaped quite differently than the Paracunnolies above with septae on both sides of a flat, disc shaped body with a groove along the edge.

Thanks to Jenaro for these cool fossils!

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