7" Coral Fossil Cretaceous Age Simsima Formation United Arab Emirates Stand
Location: Simsima Formation, United Arab Emirates
Weight: 2 Pounds 6.3 Ounces
Dimensions: 7 Inches Long, 5.4 Inches Wide, 2.1 Inches Thick
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Coral fossils are important indicators of past environmental conditions and can provide valuable information about the evolution of marine ecosystems. The Simsima Formation in the United Arab Emirates is known for its rich fossil record, including corals from the Cretaceous period.
During the Cretaceous period, which lasted from approximately 145 to 66 million years ago, coral reefs were widespread and diverse. The Simsima Formation in the UAE contains a variety of coral species, including colonial forms such as Montlivaltia and solitary forms such as Thamnasteria. These fossils provide evidence of the environmental conditions and ecological interactions that existed during this time period.
The Simsima Formation is composed of limestone and shale deposits that were deposited in a shallow marine environment. The presence of coral fossils indicates that this area was once home to thriving coral reefs, which provided habitat for a diverse array of marine organisms.
Understanding the fossil record of corals in the UAE is important for reconstructing past marine environments and understanding how they have changed over time. This information can also be used to inform conservation efforts for modern coral reefs, which are currently threatened by climate change and other human activities.