A higher-resolution PDF version is available. Still lower sections reveal that the septa are distinctly teardrop shaped and all are joined closely together and to the column by stereoplasm. The coral named Lophophyllidium confertum is characterized by the narrow conical-cylindrical shape and by the thick deposit of stereoplasm in the lower half of the corallite. Diagnosis. This species was characterized by him as including conical corals, nearly straight to curved below, bearing a thin theca that is marked by longitudinal grooves and ridges. The lot sent by Dr. Wells includes two complete corallites, one longitudinal thin section, and four transverse thin sections, seemingly from the same corallite. W46064a. B also have very few tabulae or seem entirely to lack them. Enter multiple addresses on separate lines or separate them with commas. As indicated in the discussion of Lophophyllidium profundum, Foerste (1888, p. 136) later considered this Flint Ridge coral to be more properly identified as Lophophyllum profundum. 1, figs. Eight other specimens in the same lot range from 12.1 mm to 33.3 mm in length and 8.2 mm to 10.4 mm in diameter. Paleontology, vol. (Baird, 1863) Neptunea tabulata    in uska species han Gastropoda nga syahan ginhulagway ni baird hadton 1863. A conspicuous open fossula is formed by the partial abortion of the cardinal septum and alar pseudofossulae are developed in immature stages. An open cardinal fossula and large alar pseudofossulae are developed. Their arrangement is as follows: counter septum, 5? Transverse ornamentation consists of fine growthlines. In the solid portion of the corallite the column is not differentiated except for the extension of the lamella of the counter septum to and beyond the axis. [not] Lophophyllum proliferum Kayser, 1883, in Richtofen, China, Bd. The Neptunea tabulata is a fossil from the Quaternary Period. Parafusulina bosei. 8, fasc. An interesting fact about Gigantopithecus is that judging them according to their great size, then they must have been extremely strong. The uncentered longitudinal section shows only a few arched tabulae and indicates absence of dissepiments. Lab., Bull., vol. 11, figs. Other specimens studied include eight corallites that are associated with the neotype in the Illinois collection no. 7-10Soschkina, 1925, Soc. Neptunea tabulata (Baird, 1863) tabled whelk Upload your photos Google image | No photo available for this species. The calyx is not well shown by specimens available for my study, but it is probably deep. Smith (1934, p. 129) has published the opinion that the form described by Yakovlev is not conspecific with L. proliferum (McChesney) and that it belongs instead to Lophophyllum orientals Smith. A section slightly more than halfway up the corallite reveals a distinct axial thickening of the septa. They were not collected at Flint Ridge, but are thought to come from the same horizon in Muskingum County, the next county east of that containing Flint Ridge. All rights reserved. This species is readily distinguished from L. mundulum, n. 4761-21. Heliolitine corals of the upper Douro Formation (upper Silurian), Canadian Arctic Islands. Zeitschr., Bd. 15-18, text fig. 2, fig. Tabulata commonly known as tabulate corals, are an order of extinct forms of coral. The family Buccinidae. The description of this species is based on a number of solitary long conical-cylindrical corallites that are straight or only very slightly curved in the plane of the alar septa. A prominent solid axial column projects upward in the center of the calyx. 5, p. 323; I860, Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits: vol. McChesney gives the number of septa in this species as 35 to 50, but he included the minor as well as the major septa in this count. Yakovlev's specimen cannot be a neotype of L. proliferum because it does not come from the type locality of the species. Izmenivost' i morfogenez pozdneordovikskih korallov Propora speciosa. 8, Trivoli cyclothem, Missouri series, Pennsylvanian (Upper Carboniferous), near Springfield, Ill. Illinois Geological Survey and Illinois State Museum no. A number of years prior to the description published by McChesney, an internal mold of the calyx of a column-bearing coral from Flint Ridge, Ohio, had been described as Cyathaxonia profunda, n. Geol., Bull. Millsap Lake group, Des Moines series, Pennsylvanian (Upper Carboniferous). In the type specimen, a transverse section slightly below the calyx shows the septa to be of unequal and varying lengths. Intraspecific variation in Wenlock tabulate corals from Saaremaa (Estonia) and its taxonomic implications. Soon after these two groups of corals arose from their presumably spongy ancestors, they attained prominence in our oceans and helped construct reefs with the help of their stable . Effect of water temperature on the behavior of Neptunea cumingii and the histology, immune enzyme activity, and transcriptome of its gills and kidneys. Beds over Coal No. Minor septa may be well developed or absent. The thin theca shows deep narrow longitudinal grooves and broad rounded interseptal ridges. The specimens here referred to L. profundum with question are from a collection loaned for study by J. W. Wells of Ohio State University. Also, as mentioned earlier, masses of Neptunea Tabulata would congregate together to form well-sized structures. 4, Abh. Systematic Descriptions Polyp. The axial column is broadly oval in transverse section and is directly connected to the counter septum throughout most of the corallite, although free in the uppermost part. Fossilworks hosts query, analysis, and download functions used to access large paleontological data sets. 2Related organism Neptunea Tabulata in English has Tabled Neptune and in German is Flachrand- Neptunshorn. The calyx in most of the specimens of this species are broken and the septa of the uppermost sections are displaced. Examining the cavities of the fossilized teeth of these apes, scientists have discovered that they most likely lived on a diet of bamboo much like a modern panda does today. Hist. Counter quadrants are much accelerated. However, the histology of the gills and kidneys differed among test temperatures. new Paleozoic fossils, p. 75; 1865, Illustrations of new species of fossils, pl. 6, pt. The counter septum is extended so as to join the axial column, and the cardinal septum is shortened. Neptunea (Cumingi-group) subdilatata (Yen, T.C., 1936) Shell size 85 - 110 mm S Korea; Kyushu, Japan Tabulata is characterized by the presence of interior platforms, or tabulae, and by a general lack of vertical walls, or septa. 3-6.Morgan, 1924, Oklahoma Bur. t. e. Index fossils (also known as guide fossils or indicator fossils) are fossils used to define and identify geologic periods (or faunal stages). Neptunea tabulata ingr i slktet Neptunea och familjen valthornssnckor. The type specimen which is slightly above average size, is 25.6 mm in length and 15.2 mm in diameter. 12, figs. This sectioned material does not show the extremely deep calyx figured by Foerste nor is the distinct inner wall indicated. Another specimen shows the septal arrangement clearly in a section halfway up the corallite, as follows: counter septum, 6 metasepta, alar septum, 3 metasepta, cardinal septum, 3 metasepta, alar septum, 6 metasepta, and the counter septum again. Placed on web September 2005; originally published November 30, 1942. The arrangement in the upper part of the neotype is as follows: counter septum, 7 metasepta, alar septum, 3 metasepta, cardinal septum, 3 metasepta, alar septum, 7 metasepta, and counter septum again, a total of 24 major septa. The lack of tabulae indicates similarity to Malonophyllum. The thickening of septa and deposition of stereoplasm in the lower half of the corallite conceals most of the details of this part. Furthermore, the DEGs were subject to GO and KEGG enrichment analysis, and which showed that most of the DEGs in gill were involved in protein folding, defolding, translation, ribosome, and most of the DEGs in kidney were involved in DNA recombination, nuclear euchromatin, RNA-directed DNA polymerase activity. However, this has been thoroughly disputed by genuine scientists because there is no credible evidence that any sort of creature like that is still alive today. Pal., Arch. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. The majority reach close to the column and are much thickened axially. [ 4][ 5] Inga underarter finns listade i Catalogue of Life. Sci. 1, 2, 4, 5, pl. Neptunea tabulata (Baird, 1863) Tabled whelk Upload your photos Google image | No image available for this species; drawing shows typical species in Buccinidae. Sci. The calyx is moderately deep, and a thin laterally compressed axial column projects into its lower part. They have simple calcareous skeleton, colonies consisting of prismatic or tube-like corallites communicating by mural pores or pore channels or tunnels. sp., by Edwards and Haime (1851, p. 323). Temperature increase or decrease from 16C caused the columnar cells of the kidney to become shorter and more numerous. Index fossils must have a short vertical range, wide geographic distribution and rapid evolutionary trends. 9. The cardinal septum is short at all stages of development. Neptunea tabulata. Terminology Collected by R. C. Moore. Another term, Zone fossil is used when the fossil have all the characters stated above . The illustrations of other specimens from the same horizon given by Meek and Worthen (1873, pl. 3-5.Heritsch, 1936, Palaeontographica, Bd. Both the incompletely known genotype and the Permian species called M. kansasense Moore and Jeffords (1941, p. 76) show lack of distinct alar pseudofossulae, more prominent rhopaloid septa, and a more independent axial column in the upper part of the corallite. Comments to firstname.lastname@example.org The calyx is deep and a broad laterally flattened column projects nearly to its rim. Neptunea are a large mass of ocean snail like creatures. The moderately thick theca bears well-defined septal grooves that are about as broad as the rounded ridges. The Volume of the New Family Stelliporellidae (Heliolitida). 12, p. 220, text fig. There are about half this number of major septa in corallites of the Worthen group of specimens. Other major septa reach almost to the center but are not joined directly to the column. Normally pair of thin-sections is made from transverse and vertical directions of colony growth. Kansas no. at least three images (index fossil, related organisms, or common ancestors) 3. 2, fig. The fossil is the shell of the Neptunea,which are small snail like creatures from the ocean. The body of the fossil is very rigid 3. The total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC), catalase (CAT) and superoxide dismutase activities (SOD) of the gill and kidney differed significantly among the temperature conditions (p < 0.05). The uppermost transverse section of the type specimen shows 32 unequal major septa, arranged as follows: counter septum, 9 metasepta, alar septum, 5 metasepta, cardinal septum, 5 metasepta, alar septum, 9 metasepta, and the counter septum again. The cardinal septum lies in a prominent open fossula. 5, p. 56, pl. Mature parts have very straight septa with little or no axial thickening. The alar pseudofossulae are inconspicuous, even in youthful stages. The Middle Ordovician of the Oslo Region, Norway: 2. Moscow, Bull., sec. Foerste (1888) also states that the characterization of L. profundum given by Edwards and Haime is very good, considering the nature of the specimens usually found. A few thin uparched tabulae are present but are rare in upper portions. 2nd ed. The theca is moderately thick, having deep relatively narrow septal grooves and broadly rounded symmetrical interseptal ridges. 8, fig. Description of L. proliferum by Edwards and Haime (1951, p. 323) was based on a mere external mold of the calyx of a column-bearing coral from Flint Ridge, Ohio. Indeed, each of the three figures accompanying the original description can be duplicated almost perfectly by one of the specimens sent by Dr. Weller. 23, figs. L. newelli, L. minutum, L. distinctum, L. sp. The calyx is deep and it contains a tall pointed spikelike column. The minor septa are introduced first in the counter quadrants in an irregular manner and remain very short. This form is also given by Chi (1938, p. 161) as the "genolectotype" of Lophophyllidium. Tertiary Period. Very short minor septa alternate with the major septa in upper portion. 1-3; 1867, Chicago Acad. Geol. Learn with flashcards, games, and more for free. 1-6a, pl. The thin long counter septum is greatly thickened axially to form the column. Physical characteristics 1. They belong to the invertebrates, that means they are missing an internal skeleton that supports or protects their organs. Effect of water temperature on the behavior of, Key Laboratory of Mariculture & Stock Enhancement in North Chinas Sea, Ministry of Agriculture, P.R.China, Dalian Ocean University. 1-3. Cyathaxonia prolifera McChesney, 1860, Descr. Contents The genus includes medium-sized, straight to curved, solitary corals of conical to conical-cylindrical shape. It presents taxonomic, distributional, and ecological data about the entire fossil record. 2, p. 86, pl. The very thin and short cardinal septum lies in a conspicuous open fossula. The thin regularly spaced tabulae rise gradually from the periphery and then curve gently downward. Stratigraphic Summary Malonophyllum has been assumed to contain corals similar to Lophophyllidium but without tabulae. It can be distinguished easily from Lophophyllidium murale, n. The counter septum is extended to the axis to form the column in all except the very mature stages and then remains longer than other septa. Kansas Geological Survey, Geology neptunea tabulata behavioral characteristics 2021. Transverse sections of early stages show a strongly marked median lamella running from the counter septum through the column. Plate 1--All figures 3 times natural size. When the date of the rocks is determined using index fossils, these rocks can be further studied to help find the period when the fossils were created. Peel is an acetate replica from the polished and etched surface of the colony cut. Weathered specimens show the exterior of the column to be covered with many somewhat anastomosing longitudinal ridges, slightly curved towards the counter septum and intersected by short transverse ridges. At 24C, edema was present in the small gills, and at 28C the small gills were severely deformed, the distance between the gill capillaries and the surrounding area was enlarged, and the gill tissue was severely damaged. No vertical striae are visible on the column. Diverse early endobiotic coral symbiont assemblage from the Katian (Late Ordovician) of Baltica. 8, p. 194, pl. Survey, vol. 3, p. 134, pl. 17, figs. These corals and the Permian species M. kansasense are characterized by very rapid development of the corallite and restriction of internal structures to the lower part. The behavior of the marine snail Neptunea cumingii cultured at different temperatures (0, 4, 8, 12, 16 (control), 20, 24, and 28C) and the histology, immune enzyme activity, and transcriptome of its gills and kidneys were studied using ecological and molecular methods. If you take a close look at Gigantopithecus, especially ones that depict these apes next to humans, and youll see why these apes were given their name. What they do know, however, is that it was a very large ape which is why it was given its name in 1935 by Ralph von Koenigswald, a name which means giant ape. Univ. A number of new species, such as Lophophyllidium newelli, L. minutum, L. distinctum, L. sp. A lectotype is a specimen, selected from a number of specimens upon which an author based a species (Arkell 1933, p. 601; Schenk and McMasters, 1936, p. 6). 8, fig. Just before joining the column they once more turn slightly upward. 15. : 74022 (Download Help)NeptuneatabulataTSN 74022 Taxonomy and Nomenclature Taxonomic Hierarchy References Geographic Information Comments Comment: Subordinate Taxa Rank Verified Standards Met Verified Min Standards Met Unverified At 0C, the morphology of the gill pieces was difficult to judge. Survey, vol. Texas, Bull. Cyathaxonia profunda Edwards and Haime, 1851, Mon. 15.Heritsch, 1931, Abh. 29, figs. 1, 2Sayre, 1930, Kansas Geol. The next year Foerste (1888, p. 136) published a brief note giving his conclusion that the structure of the column in the Flint Ridge corals necessitates placing the species in Lophophyllum. Widely spaced thin tabulae rise from the periphery at an angle of about 45 degrees, flatten out slightly, and then rise abruptly as they join the axial column. 8. Alar pseudofossulae are visible in sections about halfway up in the corallite but are not apparent in the mature stages. A, and L. sp, B, differ from others referred to this genus in the restriction of the immature characters to a very small part of the apical region, the scarcity or absence of tabulae, and the large alar pseudofossulae. Previous--Relationships | Next--L. complexum, n. sp. This species was originally described on external features alone, the internal features being indicated only by weathered calices. The Corals. The halysitid coral genera Halysites and Cystihalysites from Gotland, Sweden. A, p. 108, pl. As a result, scientists have only scattered fossils to rely on. Tabulates, unlike rugosans, were always colonial organisms. A larger PDF version is available. The moderately thick theca shows fine deep septal grooves and rounded longitudinal ridges. Trans., vol. 2, figs. sp., by the lack of rhopaloid thickening of the septa, little stereoplasm except at the column, and absence of recognizable tabulae. The copyright holder for this preprint is the author/funder, who has granted bioRxiv a license to display the preprint in perpetuity. Collected by R. C. Moore in a small stream bed 0.8 miles from highway, 3.5 miles east of Rochelle, Texas. Which is kind of odd for apes because they usually live on fruits and vegetation. = mollis) body. Bivalves and brachiopods are both sessile filter feeders, sitting on the seafloor and filtering water for food and oxygen. L. proliferum was considered to be one of many variations of Lophophyllum profundum and Foerste thought that McChesney's species should be regarded as a junior synonym of L. profundum. 1.Kelly, 1930, Jour. Zur Taxonomie einiger mittelordovizischer Tabulatenarten Norwegens, Schwedens und Estlands. 2, figs. Tabulates are large, but their finer taxonomy is observed only from peels and thin-sections. Geol. 32, figs. Neptuneatabulata (Baird, 1863) Taxonomic Serial No. Survey, Bull. The specimens also fit the description in nearly every detail. Cyathaxonia prolifera McChesney, Missouri series, Pennsylvanian (Upper Carboniferous), Springfield, 111.; also reported, probably incorrectly, from numerous other Upper Carboniferous and Permian beds of North America, Europe, and Asia. Lophophyllum proliferum Meek and Worthen, 1873, Illinois Geol. These were compared with corals from the "Coal-Measures of Illinois" and reported to agree in all respects. Their abundance reversed at the end of the Permian, when the greatest of all known mass extinctions eliminated more than 95 percent of Earth's ocean species. Lophophyllidium proliferum can be distinguished from L. dunbari Moore and Jeffords (1941, p. 83) by its larger size and the more curved character of the corallite, the greater size and symmetry of the axial column and the character of the arched tabulae. At 0C, most of the snails shrank in size and did not eat during the . Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS Gastropoda | Neogastropoda | Buccinidae Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology Order Syringoporida. The description of L. proliferum based on this neotype is as follows: Solitary conical corallites with the lower one-third curved through an arc of nearly 90 degrees in the plane of the counter-cardinal septa are included in this species. These groups are known as Rugosa and Tabulata. Calyptraphorus velatus. The worm endosymbionts in tabulate corals from the Silurian of Podolia, Ukraine. Sections close to the apex, however, show that the median lamella of the counter septum extends at least to the axis, whereas the lamellae of the other septa nowhere invade this axial area. Kansas no. No tabulae are recognized but it seems probable that they actually are present, though concealed by stereoplasm. Viviparus glacialis. The cardinal septum is very short but the counter septum is attached to the column almost up to the calyx. J. Marvin Weller of the Illinois Geological Survey, has kindly loaned to me 9 specimens of a lophophyllid coral from the "Coal Measures near Springfield, Illinois," collected by A. H. Worthen, stating that "most of the fossils recorded from the 'Coal Measures of [Springfield] Sangamon county, Illinois,' in Worthen's time were obtained from the Trivoli cyclothem." Specimens of Flint Ridge corals, along with the rest of that fauna, were studied by Foerste in 1887 (p. 86) who identified them as Cyathaxonia prolifera McChesney. 7, 7a; 1928, Same, vol. 17, p. 85, pl. The lack of tabulae alone does not seem to be a satisfactory basis for the generic sub-division of lophophyllid corals. Naturalis Biodiversity Center - RMNH.MOL.202688 - Neptunea However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. Near the calyx the column may be separate from the counter septum. The URL for this page is http://www.kgs.ku.edu/Publications/Bulletins/41_5/page2.html. Pumpkin Creek limestone, 220 feet above Lester limestone, Dornick Hills group, of Lampasas age, Pennsylvanian (Upper Carboniferous). Pecten gibbus fossils appear extremely similar to the Lhike levaade Eesti geoloogiast (Eozoiline ja paleozoiline ladekond). In several weathered specimens the column extends a few millimeters above the rest of the corallite. 2, p. 86, pl. The cardinal fossula is large. Transverse sections of the column near the calyx show the presence of fine lateral lamellae as well as the prominent median lamella. A section slightly lower shows 24 major septa, the alar not being determined from study of the sections. The median lamellae of the septa can be recognized usually and they remain distinct where the septa are thickened by stereoplasm. The genus includes medium-sized, straight to curved, solitary corals of conical to conical-cylindrical shape. A lower section shows the major septa reaching nearly to the axial column and joined to it and to each other by steroplasm. Nat. The axial column is directly connected to the counter septum except probably in the calyx. The theca bears well developed longitudinal grooves and ridges that are crossed by transverse growth lines and wrinkles of varying prominence. Also known as guide fossils, indicator fossils, or zone fossils, they are used to identify periods of geological time. Silur Pribaltiki (Favozitidy venlokskogo i ludlovskogo rusov). The largest of Foerste's specimens is reported to be 22 mm in length and 17 mm in diameter, at the calyx. The specimens differ from L. proliferum in the smaller size and more conical form of the corallite, smaller number of septa and tabulae, and absence of minor septa. Introduction 2, figs. This species comprises medium-sized solitary conical corallites that are distinctly curved in the plane of the alar septa or nearly so. Tiglian (Early Pleistocene) 0.5 million years ago. Neptunea tabulata (Baird, 1863) Common names Flachrand-Neptunshorn in German tabled neptune in English tabled whelk in English tabled whelk in English Flachrand-Neptunshorn in German tabled neptune in English tabled whelk in English Bibliographic References. Lab., Bull., vol. 5, p. 371, pl. 1.Huang, 1932, Palaeontologia Sinica, ser. [not] Cyathaxonia prolifera Foerste, 1887, Denison Univ. This feature alone may not be usable for precise generic separation. 20, figs. Mus. Survey, vol. Heliolitids are more complicated because of their coenenchymal tissue between corallites, which consists of tiny tubes - tubuli or wavy dissepiments. Roughly 500 million years ago in the Ordovician period (see table to the left), two orders of stony corals arose. The Neptunea Tabulata is a fossil from the most recent period, the Quaternary period of Cenozoic Era. They were enormous standing approximately 9 feet tall and weighing around 1,000 pounds.  Transcriptome results showed that temperature change resulted in up-regulation of 2339 genes and down-regulation of 2058 genes in the gills, and in up-regulation of 2300 genes and down-regulation of 2060 genes in the kidneys of N. cumingii. Several longitudinal sections were reported, but only one fragment is illustrated and it shows distinct tabulae arching steeply toward the column. 5, fig. An Neptunea tabulata in nahilalakip ha genus nga Neptunea, ngan familia nga Buccinidae. Biological evolution The Neptunea tabulata is a Quaternary Period fossil. 14.Schindewolf, 1930, Palaeont. The strong counter acceleration is also indicated by the septal arrangement in another specimen, which has the following septal plan: counter septum, 5 metasepta, alar septum, 3 metasepta, cardinal septum, 3 metasepta, alar septum, 5 metasepta, and back to the counter septum. A few short lateral lamellae may be present. They were enormous - standing approximately 9 feet tall and weighing around 1,000 pounds. The septa in the upper portion are long and slightly to moderately rhopaloid. The part of the corallite near the apex of the neotype is so filled with stereoplasm that it is difficult to identify the details of structure. 2, p. 260, pl. The type specimen is 21.5 mm in height and 10.8 mm in diameter, just below the calyx. The Marine Reptiles of The Late Cretaceous, Lived from the Miocene Period through the Pleistocene Period, Almost twice the height of a refrigerator. 11-13.Plummer and Moore, 1921, Univ. 23, Heft 3, p. 5, text fig. Neptunea tabulata. Organization of field trips and discussion of the results. Plate 2--All figures 3 times natural size. This species has relatively simple internal structures. Fossilworks hosts query, analysis, and download functions used to access large paleontological data sets. The fossil itself is the shell of the animal. Fomitehev (1938, p. 220) has redescribed Yakovlev's specimen, designating it a new species, Lophophyllidium yakovlevi. Neptunea | Belgian society devoted to the study of molluscs Aims pursued by the 'Neptunea' group: Initiation of members into collecting skills. And it was higher than the average conch intake under other temperature conditions. In immature stages the septa are slightly rhopaloid, closely packed axially, and thickened by considerable stereoplasm. The typical N. arthritica (N. arthritica arthritica) is distributed in the northern Pacific Ocean, the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk, along the coasts of northern Japan and Sakhalin in southern Russia, Obie voprosy sistematiki i istorii razviti tabult (s harakteristikoj morfologieski blizkih grupp). 544, p. 19, pl. 13, fig. In the section just below the calyx the septa are slightly or not at all thickened axially. The youthful septa are separated into four symmetrical groups by the cardinal fossula, the two prominent alar pseudofossulae, and the two large interseptal spaces between the counter laterals and the counter septum. Other studied material includes about a dozen corallites and sectioned specimens. Binomial nga ngaran. Very short minor septa appear about halfway up the corallite. Thank you for your interest in spreading the word about bioRxiv. Neptunea Neptunea is a genus of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the subfamily Neptuneinae of the family Buccinidae, the true whelks. These small radiating lamellae do not correspond to the other major septa. Foreign authors, except Heritsch (1936a) uniformly have used the name proposed by McChesney for corals of this type. 7208-21a. 18, p. 91, pl. 24, figs. In a mature example, the septa are nearly equal in size, except for the very short cardinal septum and the prolonged counter septum. No illustrations were given. Start 2132, p. 79, pl. la-d. This species is separated from L. yakovlevi (Fomitchev, 1938) by the large and solid column, absence of a strongly marked breviseptal mature stage, and presence of distinct rhopaloid septa in immature parts. A, and L. sp. In each transverse section the counter septum is placed at the top. Fossiles Terr. metasepta, alar septum, 3 metasepta, cardinal septum, 3 metasepta, alar septum, 5 metasepta, and back to the counter septum again. These tabulae are seen in longitudinal section as nearly symmetrical curves, with the concave side downward. Survey, Bull. Mga kasarigan. Three other specimens from same locality were also studied. The Illinois specimens of Lophophyllidium proliferum that have been described differ from examples of L. profundum from Flint Ridge in the larger size and more cylindrical form of the corallite, more numerous septa and tabulae, and greater development of minor septa.