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Apr 28, 2014 1:13 AM

Jellyfish Fossil

Hi, my first thought was that this is a small jellyfish fossil but a little searching online has brought up similar looking images of coral fossils. Assuming it was a coral I'd expect to see it going through the rock which I can't so I'm still hoping it's a little jellyfish. Was found on river bank near Ammanford Carmarthenshire. Any thoughts? Would love to know more

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    Apr 28, 2014 7:56 AM (in response to Vince P)
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    Vince,

     

    I am sure it is a coral.

    They have to stop somewhere, and your specimen happens to be near the end.

     

    Mike

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    Apr 28, 2014 5:22 PM (in response to Vince P)
    Re: Jellyfish Fossil

    Hi Vince.  Just to add-

     

     

    - I think it's rugose coral, though the structures may suggest other types of coral.

    - It's Palaeozoic age.

    - The rock also contains many other fragments of coral (which suggests the rocks around Ammanford area are highly fossiliferous (or at least your particular rock is.)

     

     

    I hope this helps- keep looking; if you find one there is probably much more.

     

     

     

    Daniel.

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