Schoenophyllum aggregatum, a Mississippian colonial rugose coral, has a widespread geographic distribution and narrow stratigraphic range in the upper Ste. Genevieve Limestone of western Kentucky. This coral zone serves as a useful stratigraphic marker for commercial and geologic investigations of the extensive limestone deposits formed by the Ste. Genevieve and enclosing limestone units in the region. S. aggregatum is also present in rocks correlative with the Ste, Genevieve that occur in the Monteagle Limestone Slade Formation of south-central Kentucky and the Newman Limestone of southeastern Kentucky.
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Dever, Garland R. Jr. and McGrain, Preston, "Schoenophyllum aggregatum Zone: Stratigraphic Marker for Investigations of Mississippian Limestones in Western Kentucky" (2015). Kentucky Geological Survey Report of Investigations. 32.