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Article: Corallum increase in Lithostrotion

Publication: Palaeontology
Volume: 8
Part: 2
Publication Date: July 1965
Page(s): 204 225
Author(s): R. K. Jull
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JULL, R. K. 1965. Corallum increase in LithostrotionPalaeontology8, 2, 204–225.

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Serial section examination of increase in ten species of Lithostrotion from Australia and Great Britain has shown that increase is a valuable specific character, and has confirmed earlier reports that in Lithostrotion it is mainly lateral; axial increase has already been reported in Lithostrotion from Russia and peripheral increase is herein described in a specimen from Australia.Four types of lateral increase in Lithostrotion are recognized: (1) increase in L. junceum (Fleming) in which the daughter corallite has an early aseptate stage after which septa are inserted independently of the septa of the parent; (2) increase in fasciculate species with a narrow dissepimentarium, in which the septa of the daughter are independently inserted; (3) increase in fasciculate species with a wide dissepimentarium, in which the initial septa of the daughter corallite are inherited from the parent; (4) increase in cerioid species, which is related to that in fasciculate species with a wide dissepimentarium.
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