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celestialIvy

Can anyone help ID this fossil found on a coastal path in the Isle of Man?

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celestialIvy

This rock was found on a Coastal path in the Isle of Man. Any idea what this could be? 

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erose

Corals seen in cross section.

 

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ynot

Horn coral.

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Rockwood

Rugose coral.

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TqB

I agree, it's part of a rugose coral colony from the lower Carboniferous, a species of Siphonodendron, maybe Siphonodendron scoticum.

The growth form of this species and a few others is interesting, with corallites often joined in chains for a while before separating.

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Rockwood
6 minutes ago, TqB said:

corallites often joined in chains for a while before separating.

I knew that had to be a deep rooted habit. :D

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