Lithostrotion Junceum – Cut and Polished
• Geological Age: Carboniferous period, 359 to 299 million years ago.
• Location: Isle of Anglesey. North Wales
• Family: Coral
• Species: Lithostrotion junceum
Lithostrotion junceum fossil coral specimen from the Carboniferous period with a cut and polished face, highlighting the numerous individual corallites present in the limestone matrix. Found on the Isle of Anglesey, and excellent fossil sample over 10 cm in length, great for collectors and educational use, the piece will come supplied with a small information label.
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Lithostrotion junceum is a well known species of rugose coral, exhibiting numerous individual specimens living together, they were a colonial coral, the corallites were circular in outline and not in contact with each other. Due to this and the random orientation of the fauna upon death, the rock is sometimes referred to as "spaghetti Rock". This species lived predominantly during the Carboniferous period from 359 million years ago and became extinct toward the end of the Paleozoic era. This particular sample was found on the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales and has had one face cut and polished, thus highlighting the numerous individual specimens within the limestone, an excellent piece, suitable for collectors or for educational use, as observations of the fossils can be made clearly, it weighs 703 grams and measures 13 x 9 cm in size and will come supplied with an information label.