corallite

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corallite

[′kär·ə‚līt]
(invertebrate zoology)
Skeleton of an individual polyp in a compound coral.
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Devonian encrusting communities differ from the Silurian ones in being dominated by microconchids, hederelloids and tabulate corals instead of bryozoans and echinoderms, although the latter two groups are still common (Kesling et al.
Thus, the taxonomic composition of the Paardu hardground association is rather different from the characteristic Silurian association in being dominated by tabulate corals, while bryozoans and echinoderms play a minor role.
1) was selected for the study because tabulate corals are much more abundant there than in other Wenlock sites of Estonia.
The morphological variation in tabulate corals occurs at different levels: within the corallum, within the population, and between populations (Dixon 1989; Webb 1996).
Six taxonomic groups were studied: chitinozoans, conodonts, vertebrates, stromatoporoids, tabulate corals, and brachiopods.
The distribution of the tabulate corals Halysites junior Klaamann and Diploepora sp.
In a general way, this group has been frequently cited, but not described, in palaeontological and geological studies of the Carboniferous of the Iberian Peninsula as auloporid, syringoporid or tabulate corals.
Latest Ordovician and earliest Silurian tabulate corals of South China.
We distinguished nine components in the field: massive stromatoporoids (Clathrodictyon), other stromatoporoids, four types of tabulate corals (Plasmoporella, Catenipora, Agetolites, Fletcheriella), rugose corals, other bioclasts and micrite.
The buildup framework is formed by complete, in situ colonies of rugose and tabulate corals, stromatoporoids and branching bryozoans.