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Coral: cf. Halysites von Waldheim


Colour image of magnified brown rock with bubble-like markings and links
Coral: cf. Halysites von Waldheim. Silurian. Pointe La Roche, New Brunswick. Collector: G.A. Young, 1985. New Brunswick Museum (NBMG 13938). Image width 5 cm. Coral reefs were common in the warm shallow seas of the Silurian Period. Fossils of tabulate and rugose coral are found in fossil deposits around the world. This coral is often called chain coral. The tubular corallites when seen from the end resemble links of a chain.