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Jurassic scleractinan coral Opelismilia mucronata from England

Fossil Type:

Scleractinian Coral

Name:

Opelismilia mucronata

Formation:

Raricostatum zone

Age:

Lower Lias, Lower Jurassic

Location:

Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, England

Notes:

A solitary hexacoral from the rich Jurassic sediments in England, this coral superficially resembles the Devonian rugosan Odontophyllum with its wide, shallow calyx.  Anonymous collection. FOV ~2.5 cm

Date Posted:

March 3, 2015

 

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