Eunicella sp., Octocorallia From the Red Bluff Formation, Lower Oligocene, Mississippi

M. John Kocurko


This report represents the first occurrence of Eunicella sp., either fossil or modern, found in deposits associated with the Gulf of Mexico. Extension of the distribution of the South African E. albicans alliance into the Gulf region is also suggested. The geologic range of Plexauridae is here established as Lower Oligocene to Recent.

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