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This page will feature fossils from all geological time periods. Each image will have

some background about the specimen, its age, where it was found, and a nugget

of interesting information. Not every specimen will be perfectly preserved -

but all are a marvel of the natural world!


Bryozoan Cystodictya lineata with its flat frond

Fossil Type:



Cystodictya lineata Ulrich


Salem Limestone


Osagean, Middle Mississippian


Hardin Co., Kentucky


The genus has flattened stalks or fronds that occasionally branch. Zooids are in rows. Click here for another view. Anonymous collection. Field of view = 1.5 cm

Date Posted:

September 29, 2014


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