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This page will feature fossils from all geological time periods. Each image will have

some background about the specimen, its age, where it was found, and a nugget

of interesting information. Not every specimen will be perfectly preserved -

but all are a marvel of the natural world!


Flabellum chipolanum - a scleractinan coral that resembles a horn coral

Fossil Type:

Scleractinian Coral


Flabellum chipolanum Weisbord




Middle Miocene Epoch


Calhoun Co., Florida


Another hexacoral with gross morphology similar to an extinct horn coral. The septal symmetry and microstructure are completely different from ancient corals. Click here for another view. Anonymous collection. FOV = 2.5 cm

Date Posted:

October 31, 2014


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