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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


Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Fossils ➔ Chain Coral Fossil

Whitish colored specimen;Fossilized coral specimen appropriate for use as a teaching aid.
2.75" h 4.75" w 3.5" d
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Museum Collection
Discovery Kit: Fossils (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.