Heliolites Display Specimen 2

Heliolites Display Specimen
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Heliolites Display Specimen 2
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Species Name: Heliolites

Family: Tabulate Coral

Age: Silurian, Wenlock Series, approximately 425 million years old.

Location: Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK


This Heliolites coral fossil was preserved in the Wenlock Series of Much Wenlock, Shropshire, which dates back to approximately 420 Mya during the Silurian Period. Heliolites is a genus of tabulate, colonial coral which were suspension feeders and lived in warm shallow seas, they are particularly common in the limestone rocks of the Silurian period. Increasing evidence indicates that these Silurian tabulate corals were photosymbiotic like the modern scleractinian corals of today. This specimen is 14 x 11 x 7 cm and is supplied with an information card.

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