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Hi, everyone, (Just a note that this isn't my specimen or photos -- it was posted earlier today on the Fossil Forum facebook group, and my curiosity over what it is has been bothering me all day. The OP found it along the shore of Delaware Bay years ago, he thinks. Not sure whether he was on the Delaware or NJ side) My guess is that it's a colonial rugose coral like Palaeophyllum, mainly because the longitudinal corallite cross sections in the second photo don't look like heliolitid corallites all packed together, bigger and smaller. But if it is a rugose co
Greetings, My lying eyes are struggling with the unlikely chance that the forms in this rock are biological in origin. This looks like coral to me: I see rough impressions of corallites, polyp anatomy, septa, hexagonal and circular chambers, and signs of stacked chambers where masses are sheared perpendicular to the exterior surfaces. The average diameter of the corallite-like openings is ~.5 cm. Many are smaller. Some are up to 2 cm. Note the manner in which various tilted tubes erode to reveal their lengths and interiors; and the presence of angle-cornered walls that group fiel