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SILURIAN CORAL 'FAVOSITES' - 425 million years old - Wenlock, Shropshire

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FOSSIL CORAL

Favosites

425 million years old (Silurian Period)

Wenlock Limestone
Shadwell Quarry, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

  
Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites. Like most corals, the colony lived in a warm, shallow sea and fed on plankton.
  
This is a nice example of this classic fossil. 

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Size:  approx. 6.5 x 5.5 x 4 centimetres
Weight:  171 grams

PRICE: £16.00
SILURIAN CORAL 'FAVOSITES' - 425 million years old - Wenlock, Shropshire
SILURIAN CORAL 'FAVOSITES' - 425 million years old - Wenlock, Shropshire SILURIAN CORAL 'FAVOSITES' - 425 million years old - Wenlock, Shropshire SILURIAN CORAL 'FAVOSITES' - 425 million years old - Wenlock, Shropshire SILURIAN CORAL 'FAVOSITES' - 425 million years old - Wenlock, Shropshire