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The Last Featured Fossil....

 

Paliella patelliformis - cast from the Vendian of Russia's White Sea.

Fossil Type:

Unknown

Name:

Paliella patelliformis Fedonkin

Formation:

Zimnie Gory

Age:

Late Vendian, Precambrian

Location:

White Sea (north-east coast), Archangelsk, Russia  

Notes:

This is thought to be a holdfast where an organism sat on the sea floor. In this case (a fiberglass cast), multiple specimens lived together. This specimen in is the collection of the Falls of the Ohio State Park.  

Date Posted:

September 24, 2016

 

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Created April 13, 2012, updated September 26, 2016