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I came across this specimen which I assume belongs toeither the phylum porifera or to the coelenterata. Can someone please help me identify it?enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

The specimen was found in Ayodhya, India.

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  • $\begingroup$ Please update your question by including where you found this specimen. Thanks $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Mar 22 at 17:18
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I am thinking it is the skeleton of a colonial large polyp stony coral. I am not certain, but I suspect a species of the Favia genus. Most likely one of these two species (see links for info and pictures):

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  • $\begingroup$ Looks quite similar. However, many stony corals appear rather similar when dead. Could you add additional information in support of your answer? $\endgroup$ – theforestecologist Mar 22 at 17:19

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