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Featured Fossil


This page features a fossil with details 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!

All geological time periods are represented.


Auloproa coral from Texas

Fossil Type:

Tabulate Coral


Aulopora sp.




Morrowan, Late Pennsylvanian


Heuco Mountains, El Paso Co., Texas


Aulopora is a genus with a very long history in the fossil record, from Ordovician through the Permian Period, some 200 million years! Specimen is partially silicified. Anonymous collection.

Date Posted:

October 9, 2015


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Created April 12, 2012