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Favosites turbinatus Billings, 1859 3D Model
OCoo 7000 Favosites turbinatus Billings, 1863
Middle Devonian (Givetian)
Locality: Bloomingvile, Erie Co., OH
Donated by Oberlin College
The phylum Cnidaria comprises a wide array of both solitary and colonial invertebrates, or invertebrate organisms which form increasingly large colony structures as they grow. Jellyfish, corals, anemones, and hydrozoans are all examples of Cnidarians. Cnidarians are identified by a body that is either sacklike, hollow, and tentacled or umbrella-shaped and tentacled, as well as the ability to sting prey. While corals do attack prey with stingers, they derive much of their energy from carbon-releasing algae which live in their reefs. The reefs themselves are the excreted exoskeletons of the living coral (Loren Babcock 1996, “Phylum Cnidaria”). This specific specimen is a colonial coral.
Figured in Stumm, Erwin C. 1942. Fauna and Stratigraphic Relations of the Prout Limestone and Plum Brook Shale of Northern Ohio. Pl. 83, Fig. 10. J. Paleo, 16(5)549-563.