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Featured Fossil

 

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!

 

Ptylodictya tenuis on Pseudoatrpya brachiopod shell

Fossil Type:

Bryozoan

Name:

Ptylodictya tenuis (Hall)

Formation:

Birdsong Shale

Age:

Emsian, Early Devonian

Location:

Decatur Co., Tennessee

Notes:

This bryozoan has a distinctive “volcano” shape growing on the brachiopod Pseudoatrypa. Click here for a wider view. Anonymous collection. FOV = ~1 cm

Date Posted:

January 28, 2015

 

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