Six 3D models of tabulate coral fossils.

Virtual Collection: Tabulate Corals (Tabulata)

This virtual collection was last curated by Jonathan Hendricks on May 15, 2019. Each model is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Unless otherwise indicated, each model was created by Emily Hauf using specimens at the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.

Learn more about tabulate corals on the Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life.

Honeycomb tabulate corals


Fossil specimen of the tabulate coral Favosites favosus from the Silurian of Delaware County, Iowa (PRI 76737). Length of specimen is approximately 10 cm. Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.


Fossil specimen of the tabulate coral Favosites tuberosus from the Devonian Onondaga Limestone of Erie County, New York (PRI 54955). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Longest dimension of specimen is approximately 12 cm.


Fossil specimen of the tabulate coral Emmonsia emmonsii from the Devonian Onondaga Limestone of Genesee County, New York (PRI 76736). Specimen from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Longest dimension of specimen is approximately 8.5 cm.


Chain tabulate corals


Fossil specimen of the tabulate “chain coral” Halysites catenularia from the Silurian period (PRI 70775). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Longest dimension of specimen is approximately 24 cm.


Fossil specimen of the tabulate coral Halysites catenularia from the Silurian of Jefferson County, Kentucky (PRI 76738). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Maximum dimension of specimen is approximately 5 cm.


Fossil specimen of the tabulate “chain coral” Catenipora micropora from the Silurian of Kentucky (PRI 76721). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Longest dimension of specimen is approximately 11 cm.

Encrusting tabulate corals


Aulopora sp. encrusting upon Favosites sp. Fossil is from the Devonian Ludlowville Fm. of Genesee County, New York (PRI 76739). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York.

Other tabulate corals


Fossil specimen of the tabulate coral Pleurodictyum sp. from the Devonian Onondaga Limestone of Ontario, Canada (PRI 70773). Specimen is from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, New York. Longest dimension is approximately 10 cm.