Friday, August 1, 2014

Coenites? coral from the Onondoga formation

I found the plate shown below in a quarry south of Syracuse that exposes the Edgcliff member of the Onondoga formation (Devonian, Eifelian stage). It was the only piece I found with such densely packed corals. I'm not entirely sure on the ID but a review of - STRATIGRAPHY OF THE ONONDAGA LIMESTONE (DEVONIAN) IN CENTRAL NEW YORK By William A. Oliver, Jr (Bulletin of the Geological Society of America VOL. 66. PP. 621-662. JULY 1954). leads me to believe these could be Coenites sp. fossils.

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