Abstract

Corallum composed of fasciculate to sub-compound corallites, forming more or less large globose colonies. Corallites radiating from a common centre, comparatively short, but the heighth of the corallum increased by repeated gemmation; straight or slightly flexuous, often laterally united into clusters by a partial union of the walls, but without exothecal outgrowths, circular when single, imperfectly polygonal when united, and with an average diameter of eight millimetres; walls thin; calices deep. Septal area as a very distinct peripheral ring, from a quarter to one fifth the width of a corallite, forming a flat border around each calice; septa 30–40, all primary, proximally straight, distally flexuous, delicate, and at times laterally denticulate, extending inwards for about one quarter the width of the corallites. Interseptal loculi occupied either by complete transverse dissepiments forming several cycles, particularly towards the distal portions of the loculi, or incomplete, forming irregular vesicles within the transverse dissepiments, peripheral portions of the loculi sometimes quite devoid of dissepiments, leaving clear spaces. Tabulate area comparatively large; tabulae very variable both in their distance apart and in character; they may be moderately close, very close, or distant from one another, horizontal, rather oblique, slightly concave, or inosculating, when vesicles are formed, semilunate, lenticular, or even globular in form. Gemmation parietal and frequent.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Etheridge, 1902, Rec. Aust. Mus. 4(7): 253–262
Author
R. Etheridge
Year
1902
Title
Additions to the Middle Devonian and Carboniferous corals in the Australian Museum
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
4
Issue
7
Start Page
253
End Page
262
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.4.1902.1101
Language
English
Plates
plates xxxvii–xl
Date Published
25 August 1902
Cover Date
25 August 1902
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CORAL; DEVONIAN; CARBONIFEROUS; FOSSIL
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13 November 2008
Available Online
03 March 2009
Reference Number
1101
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