Middle Silurian Vaugh Gulch Limestone

Inyo County, California

A transverse thin section of a slab of coral from the Middle Silurian section of the Lower Silurian to Lower Devonian Vaughn Gulch Limestone, Inyo County, California, revealing several corallites that comprise the coral colony. A corallite is an individual skeletal polyp, within which the actual coral animal lives. Scientific name is Australophyllum sp. Photograph courtesy a specific scientific publication.

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