Excerpt from On the Structure and Affinities of the Tabulate Corals of the Palaeozoic Period: With Critical Descriptions The present work is a record of a series of researches which I have been engaged in carrying out, with intermissions, for some years, into the minute structure and relations of the Palaeozoic Tabulate Corals. The space, means of illustration, and leisure at my command have t permitted me to make this an even approximately exhaustive account of the numerous and interesting forms of Corals embraced by milne-edwards and Jules Haime, under the name of Zoantharia Tabulata. I have, therefore, restricted myself, in the meanwhile, to the elucidation of the anatomy of the principal Palaeozoic genera of the Tabulata, which I have been able to personally investi gate; and I have usually given in addition short descriptions of one or more of the species of each genus, as illustrative of the structural type under consideration. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.