The genus name of this specimen is Halysites. A.K.A Chain Coral. It lived in shallow seas between the Ordovician and Silurian time periods. It is an animal of the order Cnideria (Jellyfish and corals). John Vanregenmorter, 11/1/2018
small coral specimen mounted on rectangular base;Example of fossilized chain coral appropriate for use as a teaching aid.
1.5" h 2" w 1.25" d
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