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Coral Fossil

Description:

There are two very distinct fossils on this rock. The first is a relatively large specimen of what is most likely coral. The second is a brachipod of some type (see spotting http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/159...). The rock measures ~41 mm (1.6 in) long, ~16 mm (.62 in) wide and ~17.5 mm (.69 in) thick. The fossil measures ~22 mm (.88 in) wide and ~11 mm (.44 in) tall. This fossil dates to the Devonian Period (416-359.2 million years ago).

Habitat:

Rocky brook (stream) bed. Gully Brook, Willoughby, Ohio, USA.

Notes:

I kicked this rock aside with my foot and noticed the brachiopod fossil staring right up me. The close up pictures were taken with a Digital Blue QX5 USB Microscope at 10x power.

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2 Comments

Phil_S
Phil_S 8 years ago

Added measurements to the description.

auntnance123
auntnance123 8 years ago

I believe the limestone fossils in Florida are much younger than this, but I found something very similar here. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/171... What do you think?

Phil_S
Spotted by
Phil_S

Willoughby, Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 4, 2012

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