Coral

The calcite skeleton of this coral dissolved, leaving a mould in the surrounding rock, and a cast of its original shape.

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Common name

Coral

Scientific name

Parasmilia

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.09145