What is Favosites composed of?

tabulate coral
Favosites is an extinct genus of tabulate coral characterized by polygonal closely packed corallites (giving it the common name “honeycomb coral”). The walls between corallites are pierced by pores known as mural pores which allowed transfer of nutrients between polyps.

Are Favosites solitary or colonial?

Favosites is easily recognized by its distinctive form; the genus is colonial, and the individual structures that house each coral animal are closely packed together as long, narrow tubes. In cross section, the structure has a distinctive honeycomb appearance.

Where are Favosites found?

Favosites had a vast distribution, and its fossils can be found on every continent (except Antarctica).

What is chain coral?

Definition of chain coral : a fossil coral (genus Halysites) common in the upper Ordovician and Silurian rocks having tubular corallites of oval section united by their narrow sides and looking like links of chain.

How do colonial rugose corals differ from scleractinian corals?

Both rugose and scleractinian corals can be colonial or solitary. Rugose corals live from the Middle Ordovician to the Permian. Scleractinian corals live from the Middle Triassic until today! They are both in the phylum Cnidaria.

Are scleractinia Colonial?

Scleractinian corals may be solitary or colonial. Colonies can reach considerable size, consisting of a large number of individual polyps.

What is branching tabulate coral?

Tabulate corals are colonial corals. Although colonies, are often thought of as large mound-like groups, colonies also can form delicate branching skeletons. The entire branching coral is called the corallum, while the individual tubular chambers within the corallum are called corallites.

Are tabulate corals Colonial?

Tabulate corals are extinct animals. They are colonial marine invertebrates that attached to the sea floor.