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Horn Coral

Horn Coral fossils for sale. Great prices on many different species from USA and Morocco, from the Devonian and Carboniferous Periods. They are from the extinct order of corals called Rugosa. Rugose means wrinkled. The outside of these corals have a wrinkled appearance. Horn Coral grows in a long cone shape like a bull’s horn. The fossil is the skeleton of the coral animal or polyp. The animal lived at the top of the cone. They had many tentacles sticking out to gather food. The tentacles gave the horn coral a flower like appearance. 

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Horn corals belong to the phylum called cnidaria, and they are related to jellyfish, and modern day corals. Horn corals flourished during the Paleozoic Era. There were so many horn corals in the oceans of the Paleozoic world that they created large reefs, still found in many places. All of the order Rugosa went extinct during the Great Permian Extinction about 252 million years ago.
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