Coral

This fossil coral came from the Ringstead Coral Bed which runs under the beach at Ringstead. Before a coastal protection scheme was put in place in 1996, the bed was occasionally exposed across the beach. This rarely now happens as the scheme included depositing gravel to increase the size of the beach.

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Common name

Coral

Scientific name

Thecosmilia annularis

Type

Other


Strata

Corallian Group, Ringstead Coral Bed

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

155 million years

Where found

Ringstead

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton

Accession number

BULFM-2013-119