470-Million-year-old black corals from China

  title={470-Million-year-old black corals from China},
  author={Andrzej Balinski and Yuanlin Sun and Jerzy Dzik},
  journal={Die Naturwissenschaften},
  pages={645 - 653}
Phosphatic (possibly secondarily phosphatised) remains of antipatharian coralla, previously unknown in the fossil record, occur abundantly in the early Ordovician Fenxiang Formation in the Hubei Province, southern China. Probably two species (and genera) are represented, which differ in spinosity of branches. The more spinose one, Sinopathes reptans, has its lateral spines bearing regular, longitudinally arranged costellae. The early Floian geological age of this finding, about 470 Ma, supports… 
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