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Favosites
Favosites
is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name "honeycomb coral").[1] The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps. Favosites, like all coral, thrived in warm sunlit seas, forming colorful reefs, feeding by filtering microscopic plankton with their stinging tentacles.[2] The genus had a worldwide distribution from the Late Ordovician
Ordovician
to Late Permian.[3] Species[edit] The following species of Favosites
Favosites
have been described:[3]

F. abnormis F. adaverensis F. afghanicus F. antiquus F. bowerbanki F. burkhanensis F. desolatus F. exilis F. fallax F. favosiformis F. favosus F. fusiforme F. goldfussi F. gothlandicus F. hisingeri F. ingens F. intricatus F. issensis F. jaaniensis F. kalevi F. lichenarioides F. mirandus F. multicarinatus F. oculiporoides F. permica F. petropolitana F. praemaximus F. privatus F. serratus F. subfavosus F. subforbesi

Gallery[edit]

Sagittal cross-section of Favosites, showing communication pores between the corallites. Upper Ordovician
Ordovician
of southern Indiana

References[edit]

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^ Boardman, R.S. (1987). Fossil Invertebrates. Blackwell. p. 714.  ^ Feldman, R.M.; Hackathorn (1996). Fossils of Ohio. Ohio Division of Geological Survey Bulletin 70. p. 577.  ^ a b Favosites
Favosites
at Fossilworks.org

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q2255876 Fossilworks: 4880

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