• Geological Age: Bathonian stage, middle Jurassic period, 174 to 163 million years ago.
• Location: Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire
• Family: Coral
Dendrastrea excelsa branch corals fossil specimens were a plankton feeding coral which inhabited the shallow seas of the middle Jurassic, these fossils are perfect for any collector with an interest in marine fauna and other corals. Supplied with a white card tray and information label.
Fossilised dendrastrea excelsa are a species of branch coral from the Bathonian stage of the middle Jurassic period (168-166 Ma). A stationary coral, it, like many other species was a plankton feeder and settled the oceans in the shallows. Light grey to beige in colour, and rough to the touch, these are great specimens for any fossil collector as morphological features such as as the numerous minute holes which the polyps inhabited. They are particularly of interest to those looking to add corals or other marine fauna to their education schedule or collection. Samples are available in two sizes and come supplied in a card tray with an information label.