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Horn Coral (extinct)

Caninia cornucopiae

Description:

Although there is no direct proof, it is inferred that these Palaeozoic corals possessed stinging cells to capture prey. They also had tentacles to help them catch prey. Technically they were carnivores, but prey-size was so small they are often referred to as microcarnivores. (Wikipedia)

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14 Comments

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Thanks, masood.montazeri55! I wish there were more fossils on PN.

masood montazeri
masood montazeri 7 years ago

ok very good

Phil_S
Phil_S 7 years ago

Wow! This is fantastic!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Thanks, Bhagya Herath.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

wow!!!!! Great spotting

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

I always thought I should go to Utah to see some Trilobite fossils. Now I think I should visit Ireland too someday. Thank you very much Ava. Hoping to see more fossil spottings from Ireland.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

namitha, thanks! Western Ireland is FULL of fossils!

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

This is so cool Ava, you are a very lucky person. Most inspiring spotting I have seen today. [Being a fossil collector in search for fossils and mineral rocks, myself]
Thank you so much for sharing.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Thanks ChiefRedEarth, I was amazed too!

Wow Amazing!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

OK, I think I have this one ID'd.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

excellent!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Thanks Cindy. I was pretty excited to see such amazing fossils.

Cool spotting, Ava!

Ava T-B
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Ava T-B

Ireland

Spotted on Aug 3, 2013
Submitted on Sep 11, 2013

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